Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2013

U.S. Music Group ALKALI Ensemble on Curaçao May 18 June 1, 2013

AlkaliWILLEMSTAD - The ALKALI ensemble will be doing a two week residency/tour in Curaçao.

ALKALI is a diverse US-based string ensemble comprised of intensely trained classical soloists, many from backgrounds underrepresented in this realm of music. The mission is to promote diversity and cultural awareness by bridging the gap between traditional classical music and mainstream genres.

Many of the musicians of ALKALI have played with contemporary artists such as Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, PJ Morton (Maroon 5), Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Jill Scott, and Lady Gaga.

In addition to contemporary artist the musicians have also played with many of today’s top classical players and groups.

The ensemble has been invited to conduct a two-week residency/tour in Curaçao to mentor the New Gen Orchestra of Curaçao. The New Gen Orchestra of Curaçao (NGO) is a group devoted to teaching violin, viola, cello and double bass to the youth of Curaçao with the mission of using music to help children develop into happy and productive members of society.

In addition to mentoring NGO ALKALI will be performing in 16 school concerts, public workshops, jam sessions and outreach programs at SGR, Bon Futuro Prison, Un Man Pa Hubentut, elderly care homes and hospital wards.

There will be 4 public performances as well. The final day of the tour, ALKALI will hold a popular music concert at the World Trade Center Auditorium with some of Curaçao’s popular singing artists. The concert will be a fundraiser to help NGO purchase new instruments. Tickets are 30 guilders each and can be purchased by calling 518-6555.  Below is the schedule of the events open to the public.

Tuesday        May 21, 7:00 P.M.      Free Concert: Sentro Di Bario Westpunt

Thursday      May 23, 7:00 P.M.      Musical Exchange for Musicians: Floris Suites

Saturday       May 25, 6:30 P.M.      Free Concert: Wilhelmina Plein

Friday            May 31, 8:00 P.M.      Popular Music Concert: World Trade Center

Many thanks to our main sponsors Pinnacle Sports, De Ron Machineshop, Vidanova Pension Fonds, International School Curaçao and our other sponsors: Stichting Klassiek, Building Depot, Cravings Sushi, Floris Suites, Sol Food, Doug Paul and the Jain Family.

To view performances of Alkali visit their YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AlkaliEnsemble

For more information or tickets please call: 518-6555, email mariososa@mac.com

or send us a message on Facebook at New Gen Orchestra Curacao

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