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Florida Orchestra, YMCA make free music and arts lessons available for St. Pete youth

The partnership gave participants an in-depth experience in a blend of violin, keyboarding and visual arts.
Published Jul. 14

The Florida Orchestra and the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg came together to offer music and visual arts lessons to underserved families through a free music and arts summer camp.

Children had the opportunity to experience a blend of music and arts in three daily lessons: violin, keyboarding and visual arts.

The camp, which ran from June 14 to July 9, was an “example of two powerhouse organizations coming together to do something great for the community — something that would be hard for each of us to do on our own,” according to a news release from the orchestra.