From March 28 through April 7, WQXR hosted an Instrument Drive. Generous music lovers donated their gently used musical instruments at drop off locations in New York City, Northern New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island. Working with Sam Ash Music Stores and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, WQXR is repairing the instruments and will distribute them to deserving music programs in New York City Public Schools.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Watch the archived webcast from The Greene Space by students from this year's Summer Arts Institute, including some of the instruments donated by WQXR's Instrument Drive.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Residents of the Upper West Side, Park Slope and the Maplewood, NJ donated the most instruments during WQXR’s spring Instrument Drive.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
WQXR listeners were extra generous in helping to bring the station's 10-day instrument drive to a strong finale on Monday night.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
WQXR has already surpassed its goal of collecting 1,000 gently used instruments to give to New York City Public School students. Share your donation story with us.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
As WQXR's Musical Instrument Drive gets underway, we're hosting an informal flute jam session this Sunday at 2 pm with flutists James Galway and his wife, Jeanne Galway.
Monday, March 24, 2014
WQXR's Instrument Drive kicked off on Friday at an event at the David Rubenstein Atrium, featuring live music and cameos from conductors.