OrKidstra Documentary on OMNI-TV

January 20, 2012

Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to see the documentary film “Teaching the Life of Music,” which features The Leading Note Foundation’s OrKidstra and the amazing story of the Venezuelan youth music program that inspired it.

Teaching the Life of Music

Public broadcast premiere on

OMNI TV1 (Rogers Cable 14)

Sunday, January 22nd at 9:00 pm

About the film:

The music education program El Sistema, founded 30 years ago in the barrios of Caracas, now has over 300,000 young people playing in orchestras throughout Venezuela. Ottawa’s OrKidstra, five years old and expanding fast, has 200 inner-city children taking free music lessons and making music together in orchestral ensembles and choirs. In this film, the Glenn Gould Foundation brings OrKidstra and El Sistema together… and magic happens!

Don’t miss this engaging film about the power of music to enrich the lives of children and create social change.


Produced by Noemi Weis | Directed by David New | Narrated by Cory Monteith
Director of Photography John Tran & Chris Romeke | Edited by Eugene Weis

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One Response to “OrKidstra Documentary on OMNI-TV”

  1. Thank you for the oppurtunity to express my heartfelt joy and feeling to have experienced such a wonderful experience of the universal language of music, and the great thoughts of all who were involved, especially Tina and the Leading Note group, El Sistema Music education system. I pray this system could be introduced to the African children on the continent. God bless your endeavours, Barry Gardner

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