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KidZNotes Gala – May 1st

Get ready to celebrate with KidZNotes as we proudly announce the KidZNotes 3rd Annual Gala: El Sistema Around the World. This festive celebration will be held on May 1, 2013 at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham.

The evening will begin with a social hour including chefs’ tastings from local restaurants featuring food from several countries where the El Sistema movement has taken root. Throughout the event, guests will have the opportunity to place bids on exciting silent auction items. Following the social hour, the highlight of the evening will be a performance in the main theatre featuring the KidZNotes Orchestra with special guest Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Durham Academy’s In The Pocket led by guest conductor, Scott Laird of NCSSM.

KidZNotes, which is modeled after Venezuela’s highly successful El Sistema program, uses the transformational power of classical music to help build new futures for children, targeting those who would otherwise be blocked by economic and social barriers. Established in 2010 in East Durham, KidZNotes enriches the lives of elementary school students and their families through music. Participants in the program learn to play violin and receive free orchestra training in a safe environment that emphasizes fun, joy and teamwork in learning as well as musical accomplishment.

Tax-deductible tickets to the gala are $100 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available starting at $500. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at or by sending a check to 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. All proceeds from the KidZNotes gala will go towards funding the future of the KidZNotes program in Durham.

For more details on attending the gala, information is available at, or by contacting Jennifer Blank ( at 919-560-2712.




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