MYCincinnati Documentary Sheds Light On The Urban Youth Orchestra Program

Nov 2, 2015

Eddy Kwon (second from right), director of MYCincinnati, with kids in the Ambassador Ensemble.
Credit Michael Wilson

Price Hill-based MYCincinnati (Music for Youth in Cincinnati) is a renowned free youth orchestra program for urban children. They learn violin, viola, cello or bass through a system that seeks social change. El Sistema, Venezuela’'s revolutionary youth orchestra program, inspired MYCincinnati. Composer-performer, teacher and violinist Eddy Kwon directs the program.

He joins us today along with local documentarians Michael and Henry Wilson of Cincinnati Recording Service, an evolving audio and video recording company. The Wilson's produced a documentary about MYCincinnati's Ambassador Ensemble, which is available for pre-order. There is a screening of the documentary at the Warsaw Ave. Film Festival at the Firehouse (the new home of MYCincinnati) on Saturday, November 21.