This program consists in FanFaire Foundation’s participation in activities or events that are community-based, i.e, characterized by active involvement of segments of the greater San Diego community, such as those illustrated above: our musical presentation on Kids Day at the Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields, and “Power of Education” Day, at Point Loma Credit Union. Outreach activities during the 2011 holiday season included Escondido Public Library and Logan Heights Branch Library which co-presented the events which featured prelude performances by members of the “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program.
1. “Adventures in Science & Music” – spawned at the 2009 Inaugural San Diego Science Festival, this program features live musical ensemble performances that underscore the natural link between science and music. FanFaire Foundation’s successful participation in the San Diego Science Festival’s Expo Day at Balboa Park featured a jazz string and wing ensemble performance in conjunction with live demonstrations on the science of sound waves (such as those produced by string and wind instruments) and the use of common objects as musical instruments. An “Adventures in Science and Music” concert featuring orchestral music with a distinct science flavor performed by the then newly-organized Greater San Diego Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung was held in November 2010 as a satellite event of the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in association with Maritime/STEM at the Embarcardero Marina Park South. A similar event was held at the 2011 San Diego Science Festival at Petco Park.
2. Sing-Along Concerts
a. Holiday Family Sing-Alongs–These community activities are organized in partnership with local libraries, such as the aforementioned Escondido Public Library and Logan Heights Branch Library which co-presented the concerts in the 2011 holiday season.
b. Messiah Sing-Along Concert and Soloists’ Competition – Held at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium on December 3, 2010 and December 2 and 4, 2011 the concerts which featured the Greater San Diego Community Orchestra conducted by Dr. Angela Yeung were, in true holiday spirit, all warmly and happily received community events. The Soloists’ Competition, held November 13 and 14, 2010 and November 12, 2011 and open to ALL young and aspiring singers in the community, gave the winners the opportunity to sing with an orchestra (some for the first time) as soloists at the Messiah Sing-Along Concert.