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MAP Students to Join NY PHIL at Spring Gala with Gustavo Dudamel

We are proud to announce that six talented students from Bloomingdale’s MAP Program have been selected to participate in a special event with the renowned New York Philharmonic. High school students Khalid Abdallah (trumpet), Jared Hung (tuba), Daniel Perez Ponce (auxiliary percussion), Sirrye Pierre (violin), Joshua Condori (trumpet), and Sofia Sanchez-Martinez (cello) have been chosen to join other young musicians from across New York City for a weeklong celebration of music education.

The event is part of the New York Philharmonic’s 2023–24 activities commemorating the centennial of the beloved Young People’s Concerts and will be led by acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The centerpiece of the celebration will be the Spring Gala on April 24, 2024, at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. Joining the Philharmonic for this special occasion will be artist, actor, author, and activist Common, soprano Hera Hyesang Park, and former New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams, in their NY Phil debut performances. The New York Philharmonic will perform alongside student musicians selected from communities across New York City. These talented young individuals, including our own MAP students, were chosen through audition to participate in this remarkable weeklong celebration. The repertoire for the event will include: 

Nina Shekhar | The Mother Is Standing (New York Premiere—New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Bravo! Vail Music Festival)

Villa-Lobos | Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and orchestra of violoncello

Arturo Márquez | Danzón No. 8

Bernie Williams / Arr. Jeff Tyzik | Moving Forward

Common | “The Light” and “Glory”

R. Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Congratulations to our MAP students! We couldn’t be more thrilled to see them perform alongside such amazing artists! More information about tickets to the Spring Gala below.

About MAP: The MAP Program at Bloomingdale School of Music is a three-year, pre-college scholarship program designed to prepare talented and deserving students, regardless of financial background, for acceptance into conservatory, college, or university music programs. With a focus on both jazz and classical curricula, MAP serves a select group of 15 to 20 students annually in a musically intensive after-school program. Students receive a weekly 60-minute private lesson, weekly chamber music coachings, and theory classes. The program currently offers need-based scholarships covering up to 100% of tuition.

For more information about Bloomingdale School of Music and its MAP Program, visit

Buy tickets for the Spring Gala on April 24, 2024, at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall featuring our MAP students at

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