Just some of the 800 snack boxes we prepared for today's concert. Special kudos to wonder woman Nicole Arbes.
There are 800 – count em! – 800 children from YPC’s 8 Satellite Schools and an affiliate chorus from New Jersey in the Kaufmann Concert Hall today. They’re from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and New Jersey, and it’s a contest to see who can cheer for their nabe the loudest.
YPC Artistic Director Francisco Nunez is onstage to welcome everyone. “I’m so glad to see so many beautiful faces here today,” he says. Everyone’s cheering and the cheering is so loud you'd think the house was on fire, and Francisco jokes, “The conductors are probably not very happy with you right now!”
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