I wasn't sure what category this would fall into within the Genii forum, but I thought it might be a venue that few have thought about:
Today, January 30th, I had quite an experience. The Irving Symphony Orchestra asked if I would perform at their Youth Concert Event about 3 months ago. I agreed and appeared before an appreciative crowd of 5th graders today. Typically, I perform at adult events. But today was truly magical!
These kids were in awe with the entire program as was I. The orchestra, which was fabulous, played magical themed songs from Fantasia, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. The music was powerful and was the perfect setting for my chosen effects. Myself and the orchestra performed 2 shows today for 2 groups of 1500 children. It was unbelievable.
I have one last gig with the orchestra tomorrow morning for over 2000 7th graders. God help us! Hopefully, they'll be as well behaved as the kids today.
So should an orchestra ask that you take part in their Magic of Music symphony, don't hesitate to say yes!
All good things,
Diamond Jim Tyler
ps- Or better yet.. call your local Chamber of Commerce and inquire about the town's symphony orchestra. Find out who the Conductor is and suggest a similar themed program. I myself was well paid by sponsors such as Verizon.