Music is a powerful gift to share with others. That’s why the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP) students are sharing their talents this holiday season through a collaborative benefit concert with Youth Development, Inc. (YDI)
Join us for a free Community Holiday Concert in the YDI Concert Hall performed by members of the Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra, followed by a tasty holiday cookie reception in the Wool Warehouse Grand Ballroom accompanied by the Youth Symphony String Quartet.
Founded in 1971, YDI is a nationally recognized youth service organization that provides educational, developmental and humanitarian assistance to children, youth and families in central and northern New Mexico. YDI's programs include tutoring, after-school activities, gang intervention, drop-out prevention, family counseling services, emergency teen shelter, youth sports, internships, scholarships, parenting skills, leadership development, public housing assistance, community corrections, GED studies, early childhood education via Head Start centers, substance abuse, AIDS education and many others.
Founded in 1955, AYSP has provided orchestral music education and performance experience to thousands of students in our community. Every week 500 students in grades 4-12 from 60 different schools come together at AYSP for rehearsals and coaching. AYSP is more than music education. We are instilling life-long values and developing the next generation of professionals and community leaders through achieving excellence in the study and performance of symphonic music.
AYSP strongly believes in serving our community and what better way is there for us to serve, than through our music? Come celebrate the season with us as we make a joyful noise!
We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.