Posts Tagged ‘El Sistema’

On their marks | Manhattan Times

On their marks | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Instruments can be hard to come by at WHIN. String and brass instruments tend to be expensive. So most children in The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project play ones that are donated. Even old, nonfunctioning ones are useful, said co-founder Andrea Profili. One viola needed a new bridge and pegs. […]


City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

City’s first orchestra music charter school to open in 2017 | NY Post

By Carl Campanile In a development that is sure to be music to the ears of city parents, a new, orchestral-themed charter school is scheduled to open in upper Manhattan next fall — the first of its kind in the Big Apple. The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School will offer two hours […]


El Sistema is Coming Uptown – The WHIN Music Project’s Summer Camp Kicks Off Next Week

El Sistema is Coming Uptown - The WHIN Music Project's Summer Camp Kicks Off Next Week

Inspired by the world renowned El Sistema music program and led by Abreu Fellow’ 11 David Gracia, WHIN Music Project will offer a 2-week intensive choral and orchestral program for children and youth in the community that will end with a final public performance. All students admitted to the program will be in full scholarship and there is […]


Washington Heights pastor to launch music program targeting poor kids | NY Daily News

BY Heidi Evans “From the minute a child is taught how to play an instrument, he’s no longer poor. He becomes a child in progress, heading for a professional level, who’ll later become a citizen” – Maestro Jose Abreu, founder of El Sistema music program. Sometimes, all it takes is a violin to save a […]


2ND ANNUAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TODAY

October 20 – 24, 2010 Second Annual KidCinemaFest presents top-notch children’s films to Washington Heights Families and children join the festivities to enjoy the latest in all-ages appropriate films of all genres Now in its second edition, KidCinemaFest – The Washington Heights Children and Young People’s Film Festival aims to enrich children’s appreciation for filmmaking […]

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