Education & Outreach Initiative Sponsored by Union Savings Bank

Improving the Quality of Life in our Community | We at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, as an integral part of our mission, provide innovative education and outreach programs that touch the lives of many in our community. We also partner with local business and other non-profits to help fulfill the RSO mission.

A Learning Experience

Musicians from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra visit local area schools and present a lively interactive program for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students tailored to their grade level of music education. Familiar pieces with the common theme of “music that tells a story” elicit an enthusiastic response from students. Programs are often timed to coincide with when students will select instruments for the following school year. The outreach programs are made possible by collaboration between the RSO and the school’s PTA and Music Education staff.  In addition, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra makes it possible for school groups and their families to visit dress rehearsals to learn about what goes on behind the scenes and enhance their experience as audience members. Educational outreach is part of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s mission to increase the appreciation for music through community involvement for people of all ages and abilities.

See RSO musicians (and music teachers) Nina Crothers, Corinne Metter, Gunnar Sahlin and Sue Corey-Sahlin on their recent visit to Barlow Mountain Elementary School!

Master Classes

Family Night 

The RSO welcomed students, parents and staff from Barlow Mountain Elementary School before the December 2017 concert. Family Night included refreshments provided by the PTO,  discussion of music, meeting the conductor, audience etiquette, and Q&A before observing the RSO in dress rehearsal.