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Hometown Hero: Young Strings

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Dallas-area children dream of making it big in classical music thanks to Young Strings – a program for deserving multicultural students sponsored by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Vincent Ramirez-Boyce, a local 15-year-old, hopes to have a career playing cello.  

Mirian Beebe, 18, plays the viola and plans to teach music in elementary school.

Josue Negrete, 16, wants to play the violin with a big symphony orchestra.

These young artists plus nearly 200 others play instruments provided by Young Strings and lessons at no cost to the selected students.

Children as young as second graders are accepted into this rigorous program.

Ramirez-Boyce said Young Strings has helped students earn college scholarships as well as improved their focus and self-discipline.

It's not just lessons, there are performances by the students as well.

The Young Strings will host a special program – The Derby Symphony – on Sun. April 14 at Lone Star Park.

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