Soprano Rebecca Flaherty sings the first verse and chorus of "O Sole Mio" to a group of teachers participating in Savannah Music Festival's Musical Explorers program for K-2 students. "O Sole Mio" is part of the 2014-15 classical singing/opera unit. Rebecca is accompanied by pianist Jared Hall.
Musical Explorers builds basic music skills in the classroom as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their own communities, and develop listening and singing skills. During the 2014-2015 season, students in grades K-2 explore various music styles including blues, classical, African-American spirituals, jazz, Slave Shouts, and bluegrass, embarking on a musical journey through the cultures found in and around Savannah. Students meet and interact with the professional musicians featured in the program during culminating concerts each semester. Musical Explorers was developed in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Learn more about Musical Explorers at savannahmusicfestival.org/musicalexplorers.