St. Francis de Sales http://wrti.org en TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor http://wrti.org/post/tune-philly-local-start-el-sistema-inspired-endeavor <p>A five-day-a-week training program in West Philadelphia aims to provide a safe haven and cultivate lasting skills through classical music. At St. Francis de Sales school, students in grades one through seven are the focal point of the newly launched after-school project: TUNE UP PHILLY. It's the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's version of Venezuela's youth orchestras and ensembles known as El Sistema. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about its transformative potential.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:49:32 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 3364 at http://wrti.org TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor