WQXR celebrates the awesome musical talents of New York City public school kids with a free concert by students from this year's Summer Arts Institute, a program of the NYC Department of Education.
WQXR also celebrates the incredible generosity of the thousands of listeners who donated to the WQXR Instrument Drive. During this concert, select instruments collected through the drive will be played.
Watch a live video stream at 12pm:
The SAI is a tuition-free, intensive, arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12, held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens. Last year, for the first time, the Institute offered a string program utilizing instruments collected in the WQXR drive. Musicians from the string program as well as other SAI programs will perform.