Thursday, May 16, 2013

City Slang: Students to perform at Power of Dreams concert

Posted By on Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

On Sunday, May 19, 150 Detroit students will perform on stage at Orchestra Hall in the Honda Power of Dreams String Music Project, a program presented by Honda and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

“Most of the children involved in this project would otherwise never have had the opportunity to even touch an instrument, let alone learn what effect playing music can have on every aspect of their life,” said Charles Burke, DSO senior director of Education. “Thanks to Honda, some of them will pursue classical music as a career, but no doubt all of them will never forget this experience.”

Honda will be presenting the DSO with $150,000, and that cash will provide participating students with another year of music education.

“Honda joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University on this project because our company values education, the arts and children,” said Edward Miller, senior manager of Media and Industry Relations at Honda North America, Inc. “The Power of Dreams program unites all three for the benefit of our city and a new generation of rising artists.”

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