Local orchestra performs concert for students

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Hundreds of students were treated to a special performance in Marietta.

The River Cities Symphony Orchestra put on an encore performance of their annual fall concert at the People's Bank Theatre Monday morning.

It featured some classical numbers like Tchaikovsky's violin concerto as well as some familiar movie score like the them of The Polar Express.

Organizers say the event exposes kids to music they might not normally hear.

"Some of the most beautiful things are things we make ourselves with our hands," music director and conductor Robert Turriziani said. "I mean we're making the music live and you can find it on recordings, that's true and that's valuable but there's nothing like art that you see someone making."

"It really opens up some musical opportunities for these kids that typically we'd have to you know go to major cities for," People's Bank Theatre marketing director Drew Tanner, "and a lot of these kids and families probably wouldn't make that trip, so to be able to bring this here in our own backyard is pretty fantastic."

This is the third consecutive year the orchestra has performed for the students.