Youngest String Orchestra to Play at
Carnegie Hall-world record set by South Pasadena Children's
YORK CITY, USA -- The South Pasadena Children's
Orchestra (formed by children ages 5 to 12), conducted
by Susan Pascale played at prestigious, invitation-only
festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City, setting the world record for the Youngest
String Orchestra to Play at Carnegie Hall.
String Orchestra to Play at Carnegie Hall stunned
the audience with a virtuoso performance that resulted in
standing ovations and ended with the highest award given at
the New York Band and Orchestra festival presented by World
Projects International. / Photo courtesy Tracy Chiang
The South Pasadena Children's Orchestra
is conducted by Susan Pascale and they received the
esteemed Gold Award.
They were the only elementary orchestra
to compete in the all high school festival.
It was only when the children slid from their
seats and stood up that the audience gasped, realizing the
diminutive size of the players. Susan Pascale noted, "You could hear
the gasps from the audience when the violins and violas stood
up for the final number."
"It kind of blew everybody away when they saw
the size of the group and the music that was coming out,"
said Susan Pascale, founder and conductor of the orchestra.