SOUND IMPACT (www.thesoundimpact.org) is a collective of renowned musicians united in a movement dedicated to serving communities and igniting change through live performance. Founded in 2013, Sound Impact performances have reached hospice patients, homeless families, orphans, music students and incarcerated youth. After a successful tour in 2014, Sound Impact returned to Costa Rica this summer.
It is absolutely invigorating to be in the room with 60 children completely immersed in performing a piece of music together – counting under their breath, listening and watching as if their life depended on it, eyes shining with pride when they hit their highest note without a squeak. Our New West Symphony Harmony Project student concerts are perhaps the opposite of traditional symphony concerts: toddlers dancing to the music, older brothers recording on their cell phones, the wide range of repertoire (think Mozart, Mexican folk music, and the Mario Brothers back to back). Nonetheless, the energy and passion on stage inspire me every time to be a better musician, teacher, and person.
‘Lazy days of summer’ means nothing to a group of 12 strings students in Toronto, Ontario. These 12 children, ranging in age from 8 to 14 comprise Arco Violini, an initiative of Etobicoke Suzuki Music.
How does a large, 52-week orchestra like the Houston Symphony truly become Houston’s Symphony? What does it mean for an orchestra to develop authentic connections to the residents of the fourth largest and most diverse city in the US? These are the questions that the musicians, Board, staff and volunteers of the Houston Symphony are asking themselves as we strive to achieve our bold 2025 Vision – to become the country’s most relevant and accessible top ten orchestra.
"With my program, I’m seeking a kind of synesthesia, where we can easily cross the boundary of sensory experience from hearing to seeing to feeling. That’s where the music comes in. Part of the fun for me is finding artists that help me create a palette of colors I can invoke when I get to a certain experience of feeling. When it’s really working, and it doesn’t always, the music plays itself because it’s exactly right to what we were just talking about."
The New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County is a youth empowerment program that uses music instruction as a tool for social change. The program currently has 120 students enrolled from Sheridan Way Elementary School, E.P.
Following a successful 2014 tour, Sound Impact is returning to Costa Rica! Learn all about their plans in this latest video.
Boston's boundary-pushing classical chamber group Radius Ensemble has an exciting new season of commissions, concerts, and recording their first commercial album.
Learn about this remarkable El Sistema-inspired program based in Durham, North Carolina.
This piece came out of a collaboration with Chicago's bike project, The Recyclery; integrating synchronized biking and industrial recycling with dance and newly-composed music.
Witness the profound impact of this El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Experience the infectious energy of this versatile trio.
Flutist and Musicovation co-founder Elizabeth Erenberg introduces her newly released album "ASCEND" with composer commentary and sneak peaks of the release concert on April 26th.
It's the last day of Amy's internship. Today she'll either get hired for a paid, full-time job so she can stay in NYC to pursue her dream. Or she won't and it'll be time to go home. How will Amy's 59 day adventure end?
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