Philharmonic Plays 5th-Grader’s Work

Published on February 04, 2011, 1:45 pm
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Ten-year-old Nuha Dolby is heading to Lincoln Center for a performance by the New York Philharmonic of “Voices of Darkness” — her very own composition.

Dolby, who attends P.S. 24, wrote her piece as part of the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Fourteen schools participated in the 13-week after school program.

Her composition is one of six selected by the orchestra out of 75 submissions.

The performance is Friday night at Avery Fisher Hall.

Nuha, who plays the violin and flute, says the title of her composition is misleading. She told the Daily News it’s really upbeat. She threw in some cymbals “in case anyone falls asleep.”

Nuha first heard the Philharmonic perform her composition in rehearsal earlier this week.

The experience, she says, “was fantastic and so cool.”


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