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5PM Porch Concerts – Music Program for Youth
In a normal year, local organizations in Brooklyn, like the Flatbush Development Corporation, offer summer programs for neighborhood kids, but in 2020 these programs were cancelled due to the pandemic. Many children were left stuck at home without anything to do in the summer and without financial means to pay for the few remaining summer learning options, most of which were outside of the city.
The 5pm Porch Concerts youth program was created in response to this need. The program gives Brooklyn teens the opportunity to create and perform original music and poetry alongside professional musicians.
Our program intends to bring music instruction and performance back to the streets, making music communal and joyful, emphasizing performance, spontaneity and accessibility. In our teaching, we emphasize ensemble playing, learning by ear, improvisation and composition. We have collaborated with several neighborhood organizations to put on monthly concerts for the community. To learn more about the 5pm Porch Concerts program, visit http://5pmporchconcerts.org.
In order to ensure that the program is accessible to all, we have made it free to all participants. Therefore, in order to maintain it, we rely on grants and contributions from donors.
Help us extend this program into the future, please donate today!