The Corona Youth Music Project presents its 2016 “Concert of Light,” which will include holiday music performed by the Corona Children’s Orchestra and the Corona Youth Orchestra, as well as a special side-by-side performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony (arranged by R. Meyer) as part of the New York Philharmonic’s New World Initiative, celebrating New York City, its immigrant community and the most celebrated symphonic piece composed in the city.
The Corona Youth Music Project was founded to empower youth, fight poverty, and promote social inclusion through music education and performance. It is the first organization in Queens that is part of “El Sistema,” a global movement of music for social change. Beginning in 2010 with a fifteen student bucket band, the Corona Youth Music Project has since grown to include 200 students in its two orchestras, four orchestra initiation modules, and children’s chorus. All classes and instruments are offered free of charge.
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