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Nicoya Symphonic  Orchestra played at Samara Beach
Pleasant Evening of Music Benefits Samara School

By Arianna McKinney

As the sky darkened on Saturday, April 30th, and stars began to dot the heavens, about 110 members of the Symphony Orchestra 25 de Julio tuned their instruments in a candlelit open-air theater behind Intercultura School in Samara Beach.  While children played in hammocks, about 200 people filtered in to listen to the concert. As the orchestra played a variety of classical, latin and popular pieces, the audience at times could feel the vibrations of the music in their chests.


Although the majority of the members of the orchestra from Nicoya’s School of Music are youths from Nicoya, some come from farther away in the canton to learn and share a love of music, including one violinist who travels regularly from Nosara to participate. The school also has students from Samara but they aren’t yet performing with the orchestra, conductor Jorge Luis Guevara Mora said “It’s very gratifying, how the music transforms the youth”. He said that they become better students, more disciplined, more responsible and integrated as a group.
Food sales at the performance will benefit Samara School. Lourdes Acosta, Director of Samara School, said they plan to use the funds to build a wall to prevent rain water from running into the schoolyard.  

Anyone interested in participating in the School of Music can call 2685-4593.  Instruments are provided by the Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture).


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