The young musicians in the award-winning South Florida Youth Symphony are now planning their trip to play Carnegie Hall thanks to help from a donation made by the Gloria Estefan Foundation.
The youth symphony, which has never turned away a student because of financial needs, had already raised $56,000 for the trip. But the group was $35,500 short of the $91,500 needed to travel to The Carnegie Hall Instrumental Music Festival in New York, Feb. 23-26.
A GoFundMe page was started in hopes the community could help, and then came the news.
The Gloria Estefan Foundation — which promotes education, health and cultural development — made a donation of $35,500.
The donation is the single largest in the 53-year history of the South Florida Youth Symphony. The young musicians found out during a fund raising and public awareness performance at Dadeland Mall.
“This is just a fantastic donation which will enable all of …