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El Sistema debuts in Somerville with Thursday concert

Posted by Matt Byrne  September 24, 2012 10:40 AM

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El Sistema founder, Dr. José Antonio Abreu, explain the importance of equitable access to high-quality music education.

El Sistema, the explosively popular music education program borrowed from Venezuela, makes its debut in Somerville Thursday with a free kick-off concert at the East Somerville Community School.

The free showcase will include student performances, a reception with community jam circles, and a special performance by the Somerville quartet the Ryan Taylor Band.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with performance slated to begin at 6 p.m.

The show is free, but donations are accepted.

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