Meet the Orchestra
Saturday, February 8  |  10:30 AM

You Get Rhythm

Meet the Orchestra is an interactive program for children, their parents, and their grandparents, exploring music and its instruments.

Today's program will begin with a musical rhythm game, where children will learn to create basic rhythm patterns.

  • The children will watch The Symphonia perform Zwilich's Double Concerto for Violin and Cello and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
  • This week's guest conductor, James Judd, will speak to students about the music and the role of a conductor in the ensemble.
  • Elissa Lee Koljonen and Yumi Kendall, the Violin and Cello soloists will speak with the children and demonstrate their instruments.


James Judd

James Judd

British-born conductor James Judd is sought after for both his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls around the world attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In addition to leading established, large musical groups, Mr. Judd has excelled as a youth and chamber orchestra conductor.

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Yumi Kendall

Yumi Kendall

Yumi Kendall serves as Assistant Principal Cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra and founder of the Suzuki Alumni Project. She describes herself as “cellist, musical messenger and treasure hunter.”

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Elissa Lee Koljonen

Elissa Lee Koljonen

Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in over one hundred cities throughout the world.

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Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew's School

The Roberts Theatre is located on the campus of St. Andrew’s school, on the East side of Jog Road, between Glades and Yamato Roads.

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