On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Summer Arts Institute Concert

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Students from the Summer Arts Institute play instruments donated to WQXR's drive during a concert in The Greene Space. (Matthew Septimus)

New York City public high school students filled The Greene Space with beautiful music on July 24, 2014, playing a free concert with instruments donated in last spring's WQXR Instrument Drive

The young musicians were from the Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute, a tuition-free intensive arts program for students entering grades 8-12. The concert was a celebration of both the orchestra's musical talents and the generosity of the thousands of listeners who donated instruments to the drive. The event was hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon.

Watch the entire performance below:

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