Youth orchestra to perform on familiar hospital grounds

An orchestra of the Sistema Nacional de Educación Musical will perform tonight as the Christmas tree is illuminated at the Hospital Nacional de Niños.

The orchestra is made up of 35 young people between 19 and 17 who are or were once patients at the children’s hospital. The music begins at 5 p.m. outside the hospital on Paseo Colón.

The program features traditional Christmas music and classical works.

The orchestra formed in 2011. The orchestra plans additional performances in the next week at locations around the metro area.

The illumination is set for 6 p.m.

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