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Honda to give Detroit orchestra $150K for youth

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 18, 2013 at 3:03 am •  Published: May 18, 2013

DETROIT (AP) — Honda plans to give the Detroit Symphony Orchestra $150,000 this weekend to commemorate the completion of a 5-year music education partnership.

The Japanese automobile and engine maker is expected to present the check Sunday at Orchestra Hall during a performance by 150 Detroit elementary and middle school students. They will perform pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Scott Joplin and others.

The Honda Power of Dreams String Music Project is designed for students who have little or no access to string education. The program features opportunities to study classical violin, viola, cello and bass.

The money provides the students another year of music education.

The program is part of the Honda Power of Dreams Music Education Fund. It was started in 2008 with a $1 million gift form Honda to the orchestra.