DECEMBER 11, 2009

Philharmonic of the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) to support OAS Caribbean Orchestras.

OASIS Press release

Friday December 11th the recently launched OAS/FEMCIDI Orchestra Program for Youth at Risk will be presented in Washington through a benefit concert featuring the Junior Philharmonic of the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP).

The concert will also celebrate the new sister-orchestra relationship between the Junior Philharmonic and the three newly created national youth orchestras. The relationship will lead to a student and faculty exchange between the US and the Caribbean.

The concert, conducted by Argentine Mariano Vales, will feature music by Beethoven and Merle Isaac, and Christmas music via a life feed from Saint Lucia, Jamaica and Haiti, the three countries participating in the OAS-led regional program.

This December 11th event will also be an opportunity to raise funds for the Program in Haiti, St. Lucia, and Jamaica.

Philharmonic of the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) to support OAS Caribbean Orchestras

Haiti Relief Efforts:
Rebuilding Sainte Trinité

The Youth Orchestra Program in Haiti experienced a major setback when the Program’s host school, the Ecole de Musique Sainte Trinité, was destroyed during the 2010 earthquake. 

Since the OASIS program started, Sainte Trinité served as a venue for the disadvantaged youths of Bel-Air. If we put our efforts together we can bring back the program and help rebuild the school.

› Click here to see what we are doing and to get involved.