The New York Philharmonic and Harmony Program — a partner in Philharmonic Academy Jr., a New York Philharmonic initiative providing training to pre-college students by Philharmonic musicians in partnership with institutions in the New York City area — will collaborate again in the annual Harmony Program All Stars Ensemble.
Nine All Stars — New York City middle- and high-school students from low-income neighborhoods — have been selected by audition for a month-long mentorship with Philharmonic musicians. The All Stars attended Saturday's Philharmonic concert after an intensive day of coaching and rehearsal with Philharmonic musicians.
On April 26 the All Stars will perform with their Philharmonic mentors during a free public concert in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The concert will feature the World Premiere of Lucy’s Aria, a string quartet by American composer John Corigliano, which will be premiered as part of a partnership between classical music publisher G. Schirmer and the Harmony Program.
The Harmony Program, an after-school music program modeled on Venezuela's "El Sistema," provides instruments and free daily instruction to more than 200 students from more than 40 schools in underserved communities across New York City.
See you April 26 for the free concert!
(Photos: Michael DiVito)