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First Annual NJ/NY El Sistema [email protected] Museo del Barrio

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Click above to watch "Guantanamera"

On December 15th, 2012 the UpBeat NYC Children's Orchestra performed in the First Annual NJ/NY El Sistema Showcase at El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan. This marks the second collaboration of local El Sistema-inspired projects in and around NYC, the first being the NYC Seminario at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music which took place earlier this week.

Click above to watch "Lean On Me."

A very special thanks and congratulations to all the participating programs:

Corona Youth Music Project

Union City Music Project

Washington Heights/Inwood Music Project

And thank you to everyone at El Museo del Barrio for graciously hosting this event. The museum and El Teatro are truly beautiful spaces for NYC's children!

Libertadores String [email protected] NYC

Workshop Comments
On Monday, December 10th, members of the Libertadores String Quartet, who are also members of the Simón Bolivar Synphony Orchestra, visited the Mott Haven Public Library for a workshop with our the children's orchestra string section. Their exuberance and generosity were energizing and created a…

2012 Fall Session Underway!

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UpBeat's 12-week Fall 2012 session began September 19th and there are currently sixty children enrolled in our Orchestra and Pre-Orchestra programs. UpBeat now operates 5 days per week providing year-round classes, lessons, sectionals and ensemble rehearsals. We are fortunate to have the use of…

Recruiting at CCFY's BACK TO SCHOOL Block Party

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We spent last Wednesday at the BACK TO SCHOOL Block Party and school supply/backpack giveaway in Mott Haven on 141st between 3rd & Alexander. The event was hosted by Community Connections for Youth, a South Bronx based nonprofit that empowers grassroots neighborhood organizations to develop…