[overlays src=”“side-by-side-concert”-the-two-schools-produce-each-year-as-a-part-of-the-progra.-1200×800.jpg” in=”fadeIn” out=”fadeOut” width=”100″ height=”100″ color=”#969696″ opacity=”0.36″ text_position=”overlay_bottom_left” animation_speed=”9″ ]UCI Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra perform a “side-by-side concert.”[/overlays]

Making beautiful music together

With a $50,000 grant from the Nicholas Endowment to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the UCI Symphony Orchestra is taking its act on the road. The orchestra has adopted the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra to build awareness of the university experience to make it a tangible goal for the high school students and to increase access to arts resources and cultivate engaged young artists who will become involved citizens in their communities not just in the arts. “This collaboration has never been about developing musicians. It has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is bigger than music,” says Maestro Stephen Tucker, conductor of the UCI Symphony Orchestra