AMP Live from Mexico: Behind-the-Scenes in Mexico City

From L to R: AMP violinist Lailah Carter, AMP violist Nyasjah Brooks and Concertmaster of the "Encuentros" Orchestra in Mexico City.

From L to R: AMP violinist Lailah Carter, AMP violist Nyasjah Brooks and Concertmaster of the “Encuentros” Orchestra in Mexico City.

For the past few days seven young musicians of the Atlanta Music Project have been in  Mexico City participating in a 4-day youth orchestra festival of 150 students from all over the Americas. The festival culminates on Sunday March 4 with a concert conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Here are our first in a series of behind the scenes posts about the AMP experience in Mexico.

Live from Mexico City, a conversation with young musician Donovan Fuller, first violinist with the Atlanta Music Project, and AMP executive director Dantes Rameau. Donovan talks Gustavo Dudamel, and what it’s been like to be surrounded by top notch music students from all over the Americas.

What might it be like to play a piece written by the famous Mexican composer Arturo Márquez and dedicated to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai? Oh, and how about Marquez himself is your conductor and you’re performing it in Mexico at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes??? Our young musicians can tell you all about it. Here they are rehearsing ‘Alas Malala’ this morning!!!

Live from Mexico City, an interview with two of our parent chaperones, Donna Fuller and Vivian Roberts Carter. They talk to our executive director Dantes Rameau about being music parents at AMP, how their children have developed through their music studies, and what it’s like to see them here in Mexico with 150 young students. A most insightful interview for our supporters and especially parents of music students.

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