March 20, 2018
Earlier this month, Harmony Program students, Angelo Chery, Luigi Auquilla, Christele Cherestal, Thanddnes Palmer, and Justin Laurenceau, were invited to take part in the international “Encounters/Encuentros” festival with Gustavo Dudamel in Mexico City. Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical and Mexican composer, Arturo Márquez, partnered with the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation to host a four-day orchestra workshop for 160 young musicians from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Students participated in three full days of rehearsals in preparation for the final concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes on Sunday, March 4th. The festival was a thrilling experience for our students, both culturally and artistically, and we are grateful to Gustavo Dudamel, his foundation, and to all of our hosts in Mexico for this special opportunity.
March 16, 2018
This summer, the Harmony Program will be sending five students to the Interlochen Arts Camp, a prestigious multi-week music camp serving advanced student musicians from across the country. Our Harmony students, who qualified for this opportunity through a competitive audition process, will receive full scholarships thanks to the generous support of the Pinkerton Foundation.
We congratulate Harmony students, Ashley Allen (violin), William Chen (violin), Matthias Encarnacion (viola), Izabella Pozo (viola), Victoria Wheby (violin).
February 10, 2018
On Wednesday, February 7th, the Harmony Program Junior Board hosted a fundraising event at the Red Lion, celebrating Harmony’s 10th Anniversary. Harmony violin students, Maya Grate, Addison Rosenbaum, Simeon Drame and Desiree Dadie, took the stage and perform for a packed house of appreciative guests. The Harmony Program thanks Elise Schmidt, President of our Junior Board, our Junior Board members, and all who attended this successful evening in support of our young musicians. For more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.
January 15, 2018
We are proud to welcome Mr. Evan Gogel as our newest member of the Harmony Program Board of Directors. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Mr. Gogel is the Manager of Seed Solutions at McKinsey & Company, where he oversees a portfolio of high-growth proprietary software and advanced analytics assets for the firm’s New Ventures group. Mr. Gogel is also a classically trained pianist and a proud alumnus of two Yale a cappella groups, the Whiffenpoofs and the Baker’s Dozen. Today, he plays piano and sings with Young Me and the Moons, an 80’s cover band he founded in 2014.
November 15, 2017
Want to change lives through music?
Next Tuesday is your chance! Give during NY Gives Day and #GivingTuesday on November 28th and join Harmony supporters in a nation-wide day of giving. Everyone can be a philanthropoist – a $25 donation will make an incredible difference in the lives of our students!
What: New York Gives Day and #GivingTuesday
When: Tuesday, November 28
Where: Online at http://www.nygivesday.org/organizations/harmony-program
How: Like Harmony Program on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @HarmonyProgram, and find us on Instagram. Use the hashtags #harmonyturns10, #GivingTuesday and #NYgivesday to help spread the word!
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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 28!
September 25, 2017
This year the Harmony Program is expanding its reach. Our presence will include 15 after-school programs and Saturday Youth Orchestras across four boroughs and Long Island, serving over 300 students and their broader communities. New sites this year include PS 3 and PS 114 in the Brooklyn communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and Canarsie through a partnership with CAMBA, the Castle Bridge School in Washington Heights, and the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in Lower Manhattan.
September 24, 2017
On September 13th, we gathered supporters, partners, and program participants to celebrate the Harmony Program’s 10th Anniversary!
Our celebration honored the one-and-only Canadian Brass, who charmed our audiences, engaged our young musicians in a lively Q&A session, and performed side-by-side with Harmony Program brass students, Elisha Gomez, Thanddnes Palmer, David Arichavala, and Justin Laurenceau. Harmony string students, Gabriela Bravo, Gabriela Dadie, Genevia Drame, Simeon Drame, Kimberly Morales, Addison Rosenbaum, Hunter Rosenbaum, and Ryan Hau, also performed for our guests, sharing a rousing fiddle tune that opened the evening.
We are grateful to those who attended and to all who have made our organization’s work possible. To view photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.