My friend that is in this orchestra once performed for President Bush. They were invited back to the White House.
Politically I think my friend and I are on the same page, but when you are in the Man's house ya gotta be nice. He said Bush hung out with his orchestra for a few hours. They played some instruments and had some beers. He said Bush was OK to hang with since politics was off limits. He as a good host.
I guess George Bush had the wrong job for the previous 8 years. He should have been First Lady. I think the whole world would be in a much better place if Bush had been given an unimportant project and the job of making people feel comfortable when they came to visit the President. Oh well.
Celebrating the culmination of POA's Arts and Education Program, in association with the Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Int'l Rescue Committee's Youth Program students &
PS 153M Adam Clayton Elementary School and Long Island City High School students
Saturday March 28, 2009 @ 3pm
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue, New York
Compositions by POA Arts and Education Program students
Compositions by Int'l Rescue Committee students inspired by Danzón No. 2
Ljova, Sugar Hill Bump
Márquez, Danzón No. 2