Cory Monteith and Omni3 To Host “Teaching the Life of Music”Saturday, January 21, 2012
While CityTV is premiering J.J. Abram’s latest mind-bender Alcatraz, SPACE is celebrating the return of Merlin, and Four Weddings is making its big Canadian debut, OMNI is going will strike a pose of its own amongst all the mid-season action this January. On Sunday, January 22 at 9 p.m. ET, Canada’s first ever multilingual/multicultural channel is set to host the world broadcast premiere of the Noemi Weis-produced David New film Teaching the Life of Music. Narrated by actor Cory Monteith (Finn from Glee), the illuminating feature centres on the El Sistema music organization, which uses music education to transform the lives of children in violent and impoverished environments by giving them healthy (as well as passionate and discipline-driven) lives. The lessons don’t just enrich the students’ lives though, their reach extends to the students’ communities too. An inspiring group, El Sistema’s model has influenced similar programs in Ottawa, Toronto, and other cities across the globe, the combined impact of which is something Life of Music captures in spades. To date, the organization, founded 36 years ago by Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, has reached over 350,000 youths, arguably the most famous is L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra director Gustavo Dudamel.
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