Spanish Language DC Cervantes group Message Board › TUESDAY 30th AT 6 PM: Argentine kids in concert at the Kennedy Center-FREE
Children at risk from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia will perform melodies they composed in a concert called From the Barrio to the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center. Immediately following their performance, each child will listen to a fully orchestrated version of their melody, performed by a symphony orchestra. These children are members of orchestra programs for social inclusion in seven countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. They were chosen as winners of a composition competition sponsored by the Hey Mozart! program. The orchestrated versions of the winning melodies will be premiered at the concert by the DC Youth Orchestra, conducted by Mariano Vales.
Tuesday, November 30, 6 pm
OAS Orchestras of the Americas for Social Inclusion (OASIS) a program of the Art Museum of the Americas in partnership with: Hey, Mozart!™, the DC Youth Orchestra, and music organizations with youth at risk in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico and Saint Lucia.
About the program:
From the Barrio to the Concert Hall, is an initiative of OASIS, an OAS program that provides at risk youth in the Caribbean with orchestral and choral training to showcase their inherent strengths and talents. In addition, it contributes to the reduction of risk factors that result in violent behavior and school dropouts.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW
Washington DC 20566
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis (standard parking rates apply).
A CD with the orchestrated winning melodies will be available for free.