A 12-year-old girl is making history as she becomes one of the youngest composers for the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.
Grace Moore’s great achievement is told in a video for the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, which provides people with or without musical backgrounds the chance to create music and have it played by the Philharmonic musicians. Participants are also mentored by the Philharmonic Teaching Artists, according to the program.
She wrote a song called “Summer,” which is featured in the video, and was one of the chosen few who had the opportunity to hear her original piece played by the Philharmonic orchestra at a world premiere in October.
“Music just gives me another way to express myself because I’m shy,” Moore, of Brooklyn, explained during the event. “I feel like music can change how people see the world around them.”
The seventh-grader, who attends Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, first got into music when she was just 2 years old after her mom bought her a piano.
“I think music is really important,” her mother explained in the Philharmonic’s video. “If you don’t remember anything, you remember a song.”
“I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love,” she said.