I want to publicly thank the Norton Center for the Arts staff for making our field trip from Burgin school to watch The Lucianna Souza trio a truly wonderful experience.
After expressing interest in the event via email, I received a prompt response from a Norton Center staff member. The staff member answered questions and provided directions to a free lesson plan that was available on the Norton Center’s website regarding the Brazilian performers and their music.
Once we arrived at the Norton Center, we were cordially welcomed by director Steve Hoffman and taken to our seats by a student volunteer. After a captivating performance, The Lucianna Souza Trio answered questions for more than 15 minutes from the crowd of students and teachers and provided insight into the thoughts, inspirations, and educational background of such world class musicians.
As we left the Norton Center, I heard students discussing with each other different aspects of the performance and funny moments from the discussion at the end. I wondered to myself how that day’s performance might inspire them to seek out other cultural music on the Internet, or how they would draw upon this experience in the future. Then, I wondered how soon I could get a group back for another matinee show.