JSP & El Sistema Lehigh Valley: March 2015


On March 6, 2015 at Allentown’s Roosevelt Elementary School, the kids of the Junior String Philharmonic under the baton of Kenneth Bean met up with those of El Sistema Lehigh Valley, directed by Steven Liu, for a collaborative joint performance that included choral music and the premiere of a piece composed and narrated by YPP Founding Music Director Jerry Bidlack. Young musicians from JSP and ESLV became stand partners and, along with a large enthusiastic audience of friends, family members, and educators, enjoyed wonderful homemade food in the packed gymnasium.