12-Year-Old Black Composer Debuts Work Performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra ​

Chosen to participate in the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers program, 12-year-old Grace Moore became a featured composer whose work was recently performed by members of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Entitled “Summer,” Grace’s composition was inspired by her 2020 summer experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. Her work provides a great example of how Black youth can reflect and process challenges in a healthy manner when provided positive creative outlets. Click here to learn more about Grace’s journey to composing great music. You’ll can also hear a sample of “Summer.

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