The OrKidstra program is a community development program to give inner-city children the opportunity to learn life skills such as teamwork, commitment and responsibility through the joys and challenges of singing and playing music together. The program began in 2007 with 27 children and the passionate belief in the transformative power of music. It has since grown to include close to 400 children, ages 5-19, from 42 cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and has become a world-class example of why music is called the universal language. OrKidstra will not only be performing during The Viennese Winter Ball, but is also one of the Ball`s beneficiaries.

For more about the ensemble, please visit their website.