Side by Side Orchestra

Seminario Conductor
Jorge Soto

Section Leaders
Marielisa Alvarez
Mariesther Alvarez
Jorge Montilla

The Longy Conservatory Orchestra is proud to play side by side with musicians from the following El Sistema-inspired music programs:

Boston String Academy (Boston)
Marielisa Alvarez and Mariesther Alvarez, Directors

Conservatory Lab Charter School (Brighton)
Adrian Anantawan, Josue Gonzalez, and Kathleen Jara, Program Co-Directors

Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program (Boston)
Marlee McDonald, Program Director

Berkshire Children and Families
Kids 4 Harmony (Pittsfield)
Alicia Stevenson, Director

Margarita Muñiz Academy (Jamaica Plain)
Rebecca Frost and Avi Mehta, Directors

El Sistema Somerville (Somerville)
Diane Cline, Director

Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YOFES) (Hyde Park)
Heidie Jean, Lauren Nelson, and David Palombo, Co-Artistic Directors

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) (Los Angeles)
Dan Berkowitz, Manager, YOLA, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Leni Boorstin, Director, Community and Government Affairs, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gretchen Nielsen, Director, Educational Initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Paloma Ramos, YOLA at EXPO Program Manager, Harmony Project 
Rebecca Sigel, Coordinator, YOLA, Los Angeles Philharmonic

The open rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel resulted from a collaboration between Longy, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.







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