Kids at Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary's Falconridge Club were given a musical treat this week when two musicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) performed everything from the modern sounds of Justin Beiber to the classical notes of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Thanks to Fluor Canada - an engineering, procurement and construction company - BGCC's Falconridge Club was filled with the gift of music.
As part of the CPO's Musical Camps for Kids program, musicians Alexandra Early (on the violin) and David sussman (on the oboe) played and explained their musical world to the Falconridge Club members, who range in age from 6 to 12. See more photos on our Facebook page.
"Music connects our kids more deeply to the world around them, increases self-esteem and teaches life lessons," says Cheryl Doherty, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) CEO.
"The CPO's Musical Camps for Kids program is a great fit with our mission and we are incredibly thankful to Fluor Canada for supporting this initiative," added Cheryl.
Fluor has a long history with the Boys and Girls Clubs and are proud to continue the tradition in Calgary, says Jim Brittain, vice president and general manager of Canadian operations.
"We are thrilled to sponsor this program at the CPO and share the gift of music with the BGCC," said Jim.
Two BGCC clubs were treated to the classical sounds through the program. Another club will be hosting its own concert with the Musical Camps for Kids later this month.