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NYC Seminario with Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Concert Comments

On December 12, 2012, UpBeat NYC's participants attended New York City's very first seminario at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. Hosted by Carnegie Hall and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the seminario brought together over 150 children from five NYC metro area El Sistema-inspired programs in a day of workshops and performances with musicians from the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

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!

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

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…

Outdoor Lessons!

Outdoor Lessons! from UpBeat NYC on Vimeo. There was a last minute schedule conflict at our site last week. It was so nice outside we decided not to cancel, but dragged some chairs and stands outside and held lessons on the sidewalk. If the weather is good this Thursday we'll do it again!