Students from Cody’s music classes attended a show at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on Friday Nov. 4. The trip was arranged by Dr. Harrison, the choir and piano teacher.
The students toured the symphony and listened to a show presented by Detroit’s award-winning orchestra. The show featured music from composers in the romantic period, William Grant Still, Florence Price, and Johannes Brahms.
Senior Ja Lynda Young said she enjoyed the show. She said the music from Brahms … “the pianist sounded like he was setting someone free.”
Senior Chamyah Spidle said, “Romantic era composers wrote how they felt.”
“It was great to hear the music of Black composers, especially a Black woman composer who lived during the same period as Brahms, and it was great to get that view of a Black woman, Florence Price, who lived in Chicago while other music was begin written in Europe,” said senior Chamyah Spidle, who is applying for admissions into college as a music major.
The students received a tour of the building and met the host of WRCJ 90.9 FM radio C Sharpe. The classical radio host invited a few of the students on air to give feedback about the performance and their music classes at Cody.