Letters: It’s important to teach children about arts.
I enjoyed the front-page story on Wednesday, “Concert series marks millionth pupil milestone” by Matthew J. Palm.
I was raised in Orlando and attended Azalea Park Elementary School in the late 1950s. In those days — third through sixth grade for me — we had “field trips.” We’d visit Tupperware, Gatorland and the old Orlando Municipal Auditorium (today known as the Bob Carr Theater) where we got our first opportunity to see and hear a concert orchestra.
I had two classmates who were into ballet and they and their moms took me to at least one ballet performance at the auditorium just so I could hear the orchestra again.
Those concerts were the highlight of my school year, and I'm glad to see that the tradition continues.
Schoolchildren from throughout Orange County cheer the Orlando Philharmonic and ballet at the The Bob Carr Theater on Tuesday.