Honda's ASIMO Robot to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Humanoid Robot's Appearance at Yo-Yo Ma
DETROIT -- Honda's ASIMO ASIMO Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (Honda Humanoid Robot) (http://asimo.honda.com) humanoid robot It has been suggested that Android & Actroid be merged into this article or section. will focus attention on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's (DSO See CSO. ) nationally acclaimed music programs for young people in Detroit by conducting the orchestra as it performs "Impossible Dream" to open a special concert performance with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 13. Honda hopes ASIMO's appearance will draw attention to the DSO's nationally acclaimed youth music programs, and particularly DSO's effort to encourage and support involvement of children in Detroit.
In addition, ASIMO will demonstrate its unique capabilities for hundreds of area school children at 10:45 a.m., May 14, prior to a specially arranged master class at the DSO, where a select group of music students will receive personal music instruction from Yo-Yo Ma. Students from the Detroit School of Arts The Detroit School of Arts, originally known as the Detroit School for the Fine and Performing Arts, is a blue ribbon high school located in Detroit, Michigan.
The school offers majors in the disciplines of vocal, visual communications, visual arts, instrumental, dance, (DSA (1) (Directory Server Agent) An X.500 program that looks up the address of a recipient in a Directory Information Base (DIB), also known as white pages. It accepts requests from the Directory User Agent (DUA) counterpart in the workstation. ) will participate in the master class on-stage in front of the audience of area children, which will include a group of young students from neighboring Windsor, Canada.
ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is designed to help people and will someday assist the elderly and disabled in their homes. But while Honda continues to develop and enhance ASIMO's capabilities, the robot is being used today to encourage and inspire young students to consider studies in math and science. The addition of music education to ASIMO's repertoire is a natural extension of these efforts.
As recently announced, Honda is providing the DSO with a gift of more than $1 million to create The Power of Dreams Power of Dreams were a Dublin-based pop/rock band, built around Craig and Keith Walker. They released their critically acclaimed EP "A Little Piece of God" on Keith Cullen's Setanta Records in 1989. Music Education Fund. With the Detroit Public Schools Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is a school district that covers all of the city of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The student population of the Detroit Public Schools is 116,800. drastically reducing or eliminating music programs due to financial constraints, many students are denied the opportunity to learn to play instruments, read music, and participate in bands or orchestras. Honda has partnered with the DSO to develop an innovative, multi-faceted program to promote and support music education as well as to promote diversity in the field of classical music. In addition to sponsorship of the Yo-Yo Ma performance and Master's Class for students in May, over the next five years the Honda partnership with DSO will include:
* Launch of a new initiative called The Power of Dreams String Project to provide introductory music education/string training to children in metro-Detroit communities where opportunities are non-existent or unaffordable un·af·ford·a·ble
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* Establishment of The Power of Dreams Music Scholar program to provide private lessons to aspiring students with financial need in the String Project, DSO Civic Ensembles and/or DSA, enabling them to fully develop their musical capabilities.
* Support of DSO Civic Youth Ensemble performances, the DSO's educational partnership activities with the DSA, and the DSO's spring Educational Concert Series for metro area This article is about the music production team. For the article about population centers, see metropolitan area.
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* Support of the 2008 Classical Roots Gala which raises funds for programs such as the DSO's African-American Fellowship Program.
As part of this initiative, Honda is working with the DSO to solicit contributions from donors. More information on this initiative, including how to participate, can be found online at http://www.detroitsymphony.com.
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was founded in 1914. It performed the world's first radio broadcast of a symphonic concert on February 10, 1922 with pianist Artur Schnabel, and became the first nationally broadcast radio orchestra on the Ford Sunday Evening Hour, later Ford
The Detroit Symphony Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE CYE Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV show)
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CYE Curtis Youngblood Enterprises ) program is Michigan's most comprehensive pre-professional training program for orchestra, chamber, wind and jazz musicians. One of the cornerstones of the DSO's educational mission, the program now boasts nine different classical and jazz ensembles. Nearly 500 students ages 8 to 24 come from dozens of Southeast Michigan schools and colleges to participate weekly. Members of Civic rehearse at the Jacob Bernard Pincus Music Education Center (located inside The Max) and each ensemble performs a three-concert season at The Max. Participants enjoy unparalleled access to DSO musicians who interact closely with students by leading sectionals and coaching the chamber groups. Students also frequently benefit from master classes and rehearsals with guest artists and conductors, including such luminary stars as Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Pincus Zukerman, Regina Carter, Wycliffe Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Yan Pascal Tortelier Yan Pascal Tortelier (born April 19, 1947) is an internationally renowned French conductor and is the son of the late cellist Paul Tortelier.
Born in Paris, he has worked and recorded extensively with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester — for whom he was , Neeme Jarvi, Thomas Wilkins and Hugh Wolff. More information about DSO and its educational programs is available online at http://www.detroitsymphony.com.
Honda engineers began developing a humanoid robot in 1986 for the purpose of someday helping people in need. After years of research and development, they created an advanced humanoid robot able to function in real-world environments. ASIMO made its U.S. debut February 14, 2002, when it rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. and the latest version of ASIMO, which includes the ability to run, debuted in North America at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 2007, in Las Vegas. ASIMO is permanently installed in Disneyland's Innoventions attraction, where the live 15-minute Say 'Hello' to Honda's ASIMO demonstration takes place several times daily in the Honda ASIMO Theatre. The program gives visitors a glimpse into a not-too-distant future when humanoid robots, such as ASIMO, will assist humans in their homes. ASIMO also stars in "Step to Safety with ASIMO," a pedestrian safety program that teaches children safe ways to cross the street. This DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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