The Harmony Project is Proud to Present a Performance with its Hip Hop Orchestra and Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer Oleta Adams

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The Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based music program targeting underserved Los Angeles youth who live in at-risk areas.

Starting with only 36 kids, in 2001, the Harmony Project now has over 800 students. By reaching out to underserved youth in at risk areas of Los Angeles, the Harmony Project promotes positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and performance opportunities.

For the last 2 years the Harmony Project has been the multi-year recipient of the nation’s highest honor for humanities programs from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Fifteen students were recently awarded 2010 Banchik Scholarships. Each student will be the first in his/her family to attend college.

The Harmony Project Hip Hop Orchestra is led by Diane Louie, this performance-based ensemble is open to all Harmony Project strings and community string players. It works to promote the healthy growth and development of children by focusing on professional comportment, leadership skills, musical anthropology and musicianship.

Where and when:
Sat., Apr. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Harmony Project HIP HOP ORCHESTRA with Oleta Adams
New Designs Charter School
2303 S. Figueroa Way
Los Angeles, CA 90007

OLETA ADAMS will be also be appearing at Catalina Jazz Club Apr. 16 through Apr. 18.

About The Harmony Project:

The mission of the Harmony Project is to build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music by providing tuition free musical instruments, lessons and performance opportunities for over 1400 Los Angeles children for as long as they are enrolled in school.

The Harmony Project has a partnership Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks as Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA). YOLA is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that nurtured Gustavo Dudamel. For more information visit http://www.harmony-project.org

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