A short while ago, two of New York’s finest young violinists graced local Fox 5.
Jerusha Trotman, 14, and Pilar Hill, 7, appeared of Good Day Street Talk as part of the Noel Pointer Foundation.
The foundation has been bringing classical music instruction to inner city youth since 1998.
The Noel Pointer Foundation (NPF) was incorporated in 1995 under the direction of Ms. Chinita Pointer, wife of the late Grammy nominated jazz violinist Noel Pointer. [The foundation has] created a string music education program for 18 students at Public School 44. Fulfilling an incredible need, they were soon asked to do the same for many other schools. The program currently exists in 26 different New York City Schools. NPF created more opportunities for inner-city youth by opening the Saturday Strings program. The NPF Youth Orchestra, formed in 2008, performs with famous musical icons and ensembles such as Mos Def, Mark O’Connor, Strings of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Since the Foundation’s inception, NPF has served over 20,000 New York City public school children.
See Jerusha and Pilar play the fiddle below:
Aren’t they adorable?
Kudos to the Noel Pointer Foundation for continuing to enrich our youth with the arts!
Sounds off below!