Listen Up! Exhibit Opening
View captivating visual art and read literary works inspired by William Harvey's Seven Decisions of Gandhi. Meet the middle school students whose artistry is on display, and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate their creativity.
Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton.
This year’s Listen Up! Program is centered William Harvey’s Seven Decisions of Gandhi, given its world premiere by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sameer Patel at concerts on March 11 and 12. The work chronicles the major moments of Mahatma Gandhi’s life through music. Students met with William Harvey at a creativity workshop in the week leading up to the concert, and heard about his musical inspirations before delving into their own creations as participants in the Listen Up! Program.
The Listen Up! Program is an immersive musical and artistic experience for middle school-aged children. Students are invited to a special performance and workshop by the PSO, where they learn from the composer or conductor about the music and the creative process. They are then invited to respond to the concert through different creative mediums; poetry, writing, painting, collage, and more. These experiences are designed to help children access their creative impulses and foster their imaginations through artistic expression.