MESDA Group, Music Education for Social Development Agency , founded 2011 at Harvard University, offers residencies in youth orchestra programs in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, México and Venezuela. MESDA aims to bring positive social development through qualities and values acquired in ensemble music making, such as discipline, teamwork, empathy, self-esteem, creative thinking and problem solving.
1-Introduction: Merilee Grindle, Director (DRCLAS)
2-MESDA Video Screening
Benjamín Juárez, Dean, Boston University College of Fine Arts
Doris Sommer, Director, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard
Yael Marciano, Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Enrique Márquez, Founder & CEO, MESDA Group
Andrea Delgado, Student, Harvard University
Andrew Stetson, Student, BU College of Fine Arts
4-MESDA Chamber Ensemble
La Unión, Mauricio Murcia (Colombia)
Cañambú, Eduardo Gamboa (México)
Por Una Cabeza, Carlos Gardel (Argentina)
For more information about MESDA please visit: http://mesdagroup.org
Free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will folllow the performance.