The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is partnering with The Canales Project
(TCP), a not-for-profit organization, for the TCP’s inaugural concert series, “Between two Worlds
,” which will explore issues of identity and culture via music and interaction with artists who understand the divisions which threaten society today.
For this exciting opportunity, YoungArts is working with master teacher Carla Dirlikov and YoungArts alumni to give TED Talks and do short performances, each investigating their own thoughts, emotions and experiences of what it means to be stuck between two worlds.
Kevin Hu (2011 Winner in Music and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) will look at the traditional job vs working in the arts on November 10, 2016 at Carnegie Hall. Samora Pinderhughes (2009 Winner in Jazz) and James Allister Sprang (2008 Winner in Visual Arts), who has his alter ego Gazr help him express his personal pull between two worlds, will perform at New York Live Arts on December 4, 2016. On April 22, 2017, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (2015 Winner in Music), whose experience as a protégé who attended college at the age of five, informs his thoughts on being in between youth and adulthood will perform at Carnegie Hall, and Andrew Nemr (1997 Winner in Dance) whose community involvement and philanthropic engagement offer deep insight into contemporary identity and class divisions, will be at New York Live Arts on May 21, 2017.