Foundation Works To Ensure Every Child Can Play Music | Las Vegas Review Journal



Harold Weller, founder of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians, poses for a portrait during a violin rehearsal part of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians at the East Las Vegas Community and Senior Center Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Harold Weller, founder of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians, poses for a portrait during a violin rehearsal part of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians at the East Las Vegas Community and Senior Center Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By JOHN PRZYBYS

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

The young violinists stand in a semicircle around instructor Linda Rodgers, who announces that the next piece they’ll be rehearsing is the “William Tell Overture.”

A few kids respond with cheers of “Yay!” — it’s obviously a favorite — and one particularly exuberant player looses a quiet whoop and leaps into the air in the beginnings of a sort of not-fully-thought-out jig.

It’s certainly cute. Better than that, it’s impressive, considering that there’s no way the young violinists’ enthusiasm could possibly be connected to the piece’s double life as the theme to “The Lone Ranger.”

Read More...
© Copyright Foundation to Assist Young Musicians - Designed by Pexeto