Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bennington College El Sistema Presentation

Gustavo Dudamel thoughts about El Sistema plus Simon Rattle

Ted Prize Wish


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back to Boston I go!

Greetings my blogger friends!

I have some exciting news to share. I am heading back to Boston! I've accepted the position as Artistic Director at YOFES and so will be soon packing my bags and heading back east.
Although I am sad to leave Kids 4 Harmony, I am very excited about getting back to YOFES.

I am thankful for the opportunity to have served as Director of Kids 4 Harmony. I am also very proud of the program's successes over the past year. We have come a long way. Our kids are beginning to understand the concept of working together as a team to achieve the same musical goal. They have performed exceptionally well in all of their public appearances, especially considering that most of them have only played their instruments for 5 months. Kids 4 Harmony has won a place in this community and I am proud of this achievement.

  • Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi had this to say about Kids 4 Harmony: "This is the kind of program that I think will change lives and that will change our community".

It has been an exciting experience to be part of developing a new program and it has brought me great joy to see it all come to fruition.  I am delighted to have been part of bringing El Sistema to Western Massachusetts. The groundwork has been laid and will allow for the program to grow and have much success. I look forward to hearing of Kids 4 Harmony's continued progress as it carries on its mission of changing lives through music.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kids 4 Harmony is under way!

Hello my blogger friends!
I have been in western Massachusetts for 6 months now hard at work to bring El Sistema to Pittsfield. I am so happy to share with you the news that Kids 4 Harmony officially opened its doors on January 17th of this year.

Kids 4 Harmony is an El Sistema inspired program of social change through music. If you are an avid social media user, I encourage you to 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

A lot of hard work has gone into bringing El Sistema to Pittsfield and because of generous contributions from individuals and organizations as well as private companies, we were able to make this dream come true.

I have started a blog for Kids 4 Harmony where I will post pictures and videos of our young musicians as they develop their skills and grow into western Massachusetts first children's symphony orchestra. You can check out our blog here.

We are at the start of a wonderful journey!