The Music Lesson
in association with:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Director / Producer:
Mike Bonfiglio, Pamela Gwaltney
Nancy Swenton, Orlando Jones
Mary Anne Van Wagner, Tom Donahue, Allison Raskind, Duncan Bridgeman
Boston, MA and Laikipia, Kenya
The Music Lesson tells the story of two groups of young people from extraordinarily different backgrounds as they use the power of music to discover each other's worlds.
Ten classically trained students from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra traveled across the world for a life-changing cultural exchange with a group of students from Laikipia, Kenya, whose
tribal elders have passed down the tradition of singing, dancing, and playing music for centuries.
"A masterful blend of artistic expression and uncompromising truth"
Oliver W. Ottley, III, Musician & Writer
"The Music Lesson demonstrates the power of experiential learning to enrich and transform lives."
Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA)
"Music is a universal language, they say. But is it? We wanted to find out and the results stirred our soul."
Corbin Gwaltney, Chairman, The Chronicle of Higher Education