Concert in honor of Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 16, 6:00-6:30 PM, Trinity Church, Princeton

Trenton Music Makers Orchestra will give a community concert at Trinity Church on Monday, January 16 at 6:00pm, in honor of Martin Luther King Day and the National Day of Service.

The concert follows the growing tradition among El Sistema-inspired organizations throughout the United States, celebrating the spirit of youth empowerment and community service that the holiday encompasses. They are inviting the audience to lean into the holiday’s significance by contributing non-perishable foods, or a monetary donation, for another of our ministry partners, Arm in Arm.

Trenton Music Makers, launched in 2015, is a five-day afterschool orchestra for Trenton students in Grades 1-12, and is the sibling program of Music for the Very Young and Trenton Children’s Chorus. Both organizations are rooted at Nassau, with TCC founded by Marcia Wood and the beloved late Sue Ellen Page, and TMM also founded by Marcia Wood with Ellen Saxon. The orchestra includes string and percussion majors, daily orchestra rehearsal, small-group instruction, theory, improvisation and chamber music, together with academic support, hot meals, and transportation from selected schools.

The Trenton Music Makers Orchestra has performed with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, with local and regional partner organizations in Paterson, Newark, Union City and Camden, for the Greater Trenton annual awards and the Mill Hill Historic House Tour, and as onstage guests of the NJ Symphony. They are members of the El Sistema NJ Alliance, and national partners of Carnegie Hall PlayUSA.

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