Monday, August 15, 2011

Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Partner for Music Appreciation Night

Turner Field
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra To Perform National Anthem
Pre-Game Activities To Include Instrument Petting Zoo and Education Panel

The Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will partner for the first Music Appreciation Night at Turner Field when the Atlanta Braves take on the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. and tickets are available exclusively online at:

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Youth Orchestra Music Director Jere Flint, will perform the National Anthem at 6:55 p.m. Pre-game musical and educational activities will be available and free only to ticket holders of that day’s game from 4-6:50 p.m., including an Instrument Petting Zoo and an Educational Panel. (See details below.)

“Imagine the impact of music on kids if they could just learn to play or sing,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Stanley E. Romanstein. “Offering music-rich educational experiences to kids throughout Atlanta and Georgia is at the core of what we do, so we are proud to partner with the Atlanta Braves for a day of music awareness at Turner Field. Together, we hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of kids throughout this great city and region.”

Pre-Game Activities

Prior to the game, fans will be able to see, hear, touch, and play various instruments as part of a pre-game Instrument Petting Zoo in Monument Grove. The Instrument Petting Zoo will take place from 4:00-6:50 p.m.

Fans will also have the chance to enjoy a pre-game Education Panel from 5:15-6:15 p.m., hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and moderated by WXIA News Anchor Karyn Greer. Guests will hear music and sports panelists discuss how music has impacted their lives and careers. Panelists will include:
  • Stanley Romanstein, President, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Bruce Kenney, Horn, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Ken Meltzer, Program Annotator, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Brandon Bissell, Manager, Game Entertainment & Talent Buyer, Atlanta Braves
  • David Barbe, Director, UGA Music Business Certificate Program (Tentative)
  • Natalie Colbert, President, American String Teachers Association

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