South Florida Music’s young musicians will shine at Disney.
Musical dreams will come true for a group of 7 and 8 year olds when they take center stage at Disney Springs on January 4, 2019. For the third consecutive year, South Florida Music’s Performance Group was selected to perform at “the Happiest Place on Earth” – making them among the youngest musicians invited to perform by Walt Disney World.
After many weeks of two-hour rehearsals (in addition to their usual weekly, group piano classes), these young musicians will represent South Florida at the Waterside Stage on Friday, January 4, 2019. Led by Directors Dr. Joy Galliford, Mrs. Alaina Lorenzo, and Mrs. Karen Flanary, the group will perform an energetic repertoire comprised of both Disney and classic compositions, song and dance.
“Our Disney Performers are ready to sing and play their pianos with musicality and energy. South Florida Music is extremely proud of their efforts,” says Dr. Joy Galliford.
The 27 budding musicians are all part of South Florida Music’s piano year 2 program. Most began their musical journeys as young babies or toddlers in early childhood music classes. Together, they hummed along with their parents, learned to play the glockenspiel, began to read music, and now have mastered piano arrangements of “Star Wars” and “It’s a Small World.” Years of musical education will culminate in their magical, twenty-four minute performance before family and friends at Disney.
We got ears and say “cheers” to these first and second grade musicians representing South Florida.
Names of Participants in Attached Photo:
First Row (L to R): Jose D. Espinosa, Marco Andrés Pravia, Renzo Sebastian Perez, Ethan Alexander Rios, Matthew del Rey, Jonathan Li, Domenico Stasi, Anand Ram Melwani, Santiago Perez
Second Row (L to R): Sophia Isabella Pardo, Marina Aurelia Hicks, Raul Fernandez-Calienes, Thomas Kellogg, Natasha G. Ariza, Arianna Mercado-Acosta, Felix Wolcott, Isabella Griffith, Emma Marie Mathason
Third Row (L to R): Emilie Obregon, Mackenna Turso, Roberto Risso, Charlotte Tanner, Gabriella M. Espinosa, Amanda Lynn Rodriguez, Sophia Isabella Vidal, Elizabeth Ferrer, Nicolai Cristian Lee-Williams
Fourth Row (L to R): Directors: Dr. Joy Galliford, Mrs. Karen Flanary, Mrs. Alaina Lorenzo
South Florida Music provides comprehensive and age-appropriate music education for children in South Florida in order to unlock each child’s potential through music. For more information, please visit www.southfloridamusic.org.