Brazilian Youth Orchestra Playing United Palace Cathedral

By Tom Liddy on November 20, 2011 5:39pm 

The Brazilian youth symphony orchestra Mariuccia Iacovino.
The Brazilian youth symphony orchestra Mariuccia Iacovino.
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Mariuccia Iacovino

MANHATTAN — The Brazilian youth symphony orchestra Mariuccia Iacovino was set to bring music and social awareness to the famed United Palace Cathedral Sunday evening.

Some 86 talented musicians from the group, which hails from Rio de Janeiro were set to take the stage at the prestigious venue, at 175th Street and Broadway, at 6:30 p.m.

The concert performance is part of the Community Harvest Service at the venue, a call to social action through music.

This is the first U.S. tour for the group, which includes musicians 11 and older. They will also play at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. and at The Theater in Tribeca at 114 Franklin St. on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.

The tour is part of the "Amazonas Concert Series," performances designed to create awareness about damage that is occurring to the rain forest.

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