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KSL TV – Utah Symphony Shares Talents With Haitian Musician

BY CAROLE MIKITA, KSL TV

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Symphony musicians are known for sharing their talents with Utah, traveling throughout the state for concerts and workshops that reach 130,000 students each year.

But their vision for young people goes beyond state borders and recently, they were able to host Getro Joseph, a talented young musician from Haiti.

Joseph, now 17 years old, plays with a passion. He has a gift, more remarkable because he saw a cello for the first time just four years ago.

Joseph went to his Church building in a village outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to play basketball. One of his friends arrived, carrying a musical instrument Joseph had never seen.

There was an instant connection between the boy and the cello and Joseph left that game determined to get one.

“And I tried to explain to my mother, that I want to play the cello,” he said. “She didn’t know the cello. She just thought a big violin!”

View video at ksltv.com