Culture Connect Featured Event
Sacred Sounds, the Concert Series of the Archdiocese of Hartford, is proud to present a performance by the Brazilian Orquestra Jovem das Gerais (Youth Orchestra of Gerais) at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m. Founded in 1997 by musicians and miners Renato Almeida and Rosiane Souza Reis, the Orchestra is a private organization designed to promote human development through access to art, culture, and education. Located in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the project offers workshops on stringed instruments and woodwinds to children and youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study due to economic disadvantage. The ensemble’s appearance at the Cathedral is part of their debut North American concert tour. Since its founding, 1,400 students have participated in the program, giving over 200 concerts in their native Brazil and 70 international performances.There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. $20 suggested donation. Ample secure parking available.