Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NBC News announces Latino female conductor who introduces classical music to kids

NBC Nightly News presented the music director, Sonia Marie de Leon de Vega, director Santa Cecicla Orchestra in Los Angeles, which has the unique message of bringing classical music to youth, especially in the Latino communities in East Los Angeles. She is said to be the only Latino female conductor of a symphony orchestra in the US, maybe the world. 

Note the simple domain name of the orchestra, here

Sonia said that youth who learn music never need guns, drugs or gangs. 

The music played on the NBC clip sounds modern, perhaps something like Ginastera, but I could not identify it.

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