Elizabeth and May Wellington, program director from the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
Satellite and Partner School Director Elizabeth Nunez is welcoming the crew, who manage to pop out of backstage to wave and say hi to the kids. Also our YPC staff, including the indefatigable Kaare Christian and Nancy Bloom, and the rest of the gang. Raucous cheers when the conductors are introduced -- yes, the kids love our conductors like mad and they are all so excited to be here. Some of them have been singing with YPC for 3 years now. Some have been singing for only 5 weeks. And many of them have never been in a concert hall as huge and prestigious as this, and the excitement and energy are really palpable.
George Nemeth, YPC trustee, is introduced. Welcome, George!