JAMinc board member Samson Trinh, who is a music educator at the Steward School, is excited to announce that The Steward School will host The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura for a city-wide performance at The Carpenter Theater on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 am.
While not a show sponsored by JAMinc, it dovetails perfectly with our mission to open minds, hearts and ears to music deserving a wider audience through education, performance and support.
This event is FREE and open to Richmond area schools and communities as well as the public. Featured in the critically acclaimed documentary, Landfill Harmonic, the Paraguayan musical group of children and teenagers play instruments made entirely out of garbage.
The orchestra was established by environmental engineer and music enthusiast, Favio Chávez, as a simple means to keep kids from playing in the landfill.
The 45-minute program will begin at 10:30am which includes an introductory viewing of the first 10 minutes of the documentary followed by the Recycled Orchestra in concert.
Check out this NPR clip of the Recycled Orchestra: Live Rooftop Concert
Please note, educators who plan to bring classes to attend The Carpenter Theatre can register here.
Smaller groups or individuals interested in attending additional events (Mon, Nov. 5th Landfill Harmonic film screening and Nov. 14th Musical Makers Fair) can register here.