Young Performers from Across the City Take the Stage in East Harlem

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Children’s Aid Society Youth to Showcase their Talent at the 13th Annual Spring Concert

Contact:

Ellen Lubell, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org

Emily Crossan, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742, emilyc@childrensaidsociety.org

When:

Friday, May 21, 2010
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Where:

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
Manhattan

What:

Approximately 170 children, ages 5 to 18, from Children’s Aid Society community centers and schools in Greenwich Village, Washington Heights, Harlem and the Bronx, will show off their talents at the 13th annual Spring Concert. These young performers are from diverse artistic backgrounds – from beginners to advanced – and will explore a range of exciting styles and genres, from dance to musical theater to a jazz ensemble to choral selections.

This year’s concert will also feature an awards ceremony to honor The Children’s Aid Society’s “Future Songs of the City” Composition Grant winners. The Chorus will debut a new song by the Grand Prize winner, Polina Nazaykinskaya, a violinist and composer who is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. Matt Van Brink was awarded Second Place and Caroline Mallonée Honorable Mention.

Who:

The Children’s Aid Society Arts Alive Program exposes students to various forms of the arts, including music, dance, visual arts and performance, while developing social and leadership skills.

Please call the Children’s Aid Society Chorus at 212-533-1675 for more information or reservations. There is no charge for tickets, but donations are appreciated.

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The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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