The New York Youth Symphony will be serenading the city this coming Friday, the July 3rd, at the Usina del Arte (Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 501 — La Boca) at 8 PM in an event presented by the US Embassy in Argentina.
Founded in 1963, the New York Youth Symphony is considered one of the very best youth orchestras in the world and is comprised of a gaggle of gifted young musicians all between the ages of 12 and 22. This talented bunch has taken a break from drawing lines of people in front of little venues like Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in order to share their music with the great people of Buenos Aires.
If you were thinking, “Wow, that sounds expensive,” slap yourself for being wrong because tickets are free. The event’s program will include the absolute best of the 2014-2015 New York Youth Symphony Season plus Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, (not the 5th, and definitely not the one with Ode to Joy) — Beethoven’s Violin Concert interpreted by violinist Elena Urioste. The evening’s performance will come to a close with Molly Joyce who composed “Fresh,” as requested by the New York Youth Symphony.
Remember to get in line early to get a seat, invite someone you would like to impress and try not to get too depressed when you see a 16 year old exhibit more talent in two hours than you have in the last year. It’s all about perspective.