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First Notes Orchestra to perform Thursday in Avon

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VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Valley Foundation’s First Notes Orchestra will bring down the curtain on the annual Avon Elementary School Holiday Concert on Thursday as the second- and third-graders perform a trio of offerings to conclude the recital.

Scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start in the Avon Elementary gymnasium, the First Notes Orchestra is slated to serenade the crowd with their renditions of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” and “Estrillita.” In addition, the 40-minute show will feature all grade levels also contributing two songs.

Introduced by the Foundation in the fall of 2009, First Notes is a unique arts education program that puts musical instruments into the hands of Avon Elementary School students. Based on El Sistema, the Venezuelan youth orchestra system, this non-traditional method of teaching children to play music is introducing students to the world of live performance and the concept of achieving success through hard work, dedication, determination, and passion.



Along with family and friends, Dani Bandoni from El Sistema will also be in the audience to help celebrate the students’ progress.

Members of the public wishing to attend the Avon Elementary Holiday Concert are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the show as parking is limited at the school.


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