4th Grade to Disney Hall

The fourth graders’ field trip to the Walt Disney Concert Hall was a resounding success! Our kids joined students from across southern California for a special performance of Power to the People, played by LA’s premier orchestra, the LA Philharmonic. For many of the students, this was their first exposure to live orchestral music. For almost all, it was their first time seeing the concert hall, Architect Frank Gehry’s masterpiece in downtown. There were lots of excited faces all around!

At the performance, our students had front row seats in the “boat,” with an amazing view into the orchestra. Their eyes were fixed on the beautiful instruments and they sat in rapped silence for the duration of the show. Students were heard humming Beethoven’s piece Ode to Joy for hours afterwards.

This field trip is particularly special because it is sponsored by Mr. Fontaine and the Music department and is a fourth grade tradition. We thank him for all his work in putting together a fabulous day for us all!
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.