ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A group of local elementary school children is getting ready for a benefit concert coming up this weekend.
These students at Dolores Gonzales Elementary School in Albuquerque are rehearsing for the big night.
They will perform at a benefit concert sponsored by the city of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
Money raised at the event will go toward the orchestra's Youth Musician Initiative. It's an educational program at Dolores Gonzales Elementary that teaches music to kids.
And the philharmonic hopes to expand that program to other Albuquerque schools.
"We have schools already waiting in the wings for our program to be implemented at their own schools," said Marian Tanau, director of the philharmonic.
The benefit concert is Saturday night at 5:30 at the KiMo Theater. Tickets cost $100.
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