It was a beautiful balmy evening as the sun set on Park Ave. Music lovers and philanthropists had gathered to watch celebrated violinist Daisy Jopling entertain and raise money to help young artists.
Young vocalist Yahli Hilah, sang an original song called “Believe” backed by rhythm specialist Michael Feigenbaum and Daisy Jopling. Yahli’s spoke on how her confidence as a person and musician has grown being in such a nurturing environment. Her original piece “It’s My Time,” orchestrated by The Global Music Academy Orchestra conductor and music director Dean Fransen, and will be performed at the Lincoln Center concert.
Two of violin students, Angelo Chery and Joshua Wang, from her Global Music Academy Orchestra (GMAO), performed. Christophe Landon one of the world’s greatest violin makers, was on hand and gifted the two young artists world class violins to play for rehearsals and the Awakenings concert at Lincoln Center August 27th.
The students spoke about how playing music transformed their lives, and with the new instruments music soared and sang.
You can catch Daisy Jopling’s “Awakening” Concert at Alice Tully Hall next Sunday at 3pm. The concert brings extraordinarily talented musicians playing traditional orchestral music, as well as a wide array of contemporary musical styles. Expect gypsy melodies, introspective jazz, gospel grooves and well-established rock songs. Daisy will also be giving a group of talented young musicians a chance to sit in (after a number of rehearsals) and mentorship by professionals to perform. The “Awakening” concert hopes to raise awareness among the young and old, the need for music to continue.
Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center box office and online at lincolncenter.org – http://www.lincolncenter.org/. VIP tickets include an invitation to an exclusive VIP no-host after-party at the Empire Hotel Rooftop to meet and greet the artists and celebrate!