Tune in! Alumna Brings Students to White House Music Series
Today, Wednesday, November 4, School of Music alumna Jessica Catron brings eight students from Los Angeles' Harmony Project to participate in string masterclass and concert for the Obama family's White House Music Series.
Tune in to the livestream on whitehouse.gov at 2:15 PM ET from the East Room where Mrs. Obama will introduce a Classical Music Student Workshop Concert featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt. The concert will also include child protégés Sujari Britt and Jason Yoder who will accompany Alisa Weilerstein in duets.
In the evening, Joshua Bell, Sharon Isbin, Alisa Weilerstein and Awadagin Pratt will perform in the East Room, where President Obama will make remarks. The concert, featuring violinist Joshua Bell, guitarist Sharon Isbin, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Awadagin Pratt, will include 120 middle and high school students from around the country. It will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov at 7:15 PM EST.
The Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based program that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles, promoting positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and ensemble participation.