Drive Brings Thousands of Instruments for Aspiring Musicians in Public Schools

For aspiring musicians in New York City public schools, a working instrument can be a rare commodity.  Last spring, the classical radio station WQXR set out to address some of those needs by asking New Yorkers for their unwanted instruments.  The response was overwhelming: 2,940 donations — from accordions to xylophones to a cracked mandolin and a lovingly cared-for 1918 cello.


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