One youth orchestra’s unexpected wedding gig

Posted on: November 22, 2017

“Most brides would find it difficult to choose the moment that was most special at their wedding. But for Jennifer Mancia, it was the students she selected to play music at her ceremony who stole the show,” writes Steve Annear in Sunday’s (11/19) Boston Globe. “On Nov. 4, members of the Roxbury Youth Orchestra, part of Revolution of Hope, a conservatory-level after-school program that classically trains students in underserved communities, tuned their violins and cellos, and performed as Mancia and her now husband, Jonathan, tied the knot…. The teenage performers … were invited to Serafina, a stylish Italian restaurant in the city’s Financial District, by a complete stranger who put trust in their abilities…. The Mancias met [Revolution of Hope Executive Director David] France last year … at South Station … where he often [plays violin] to raise extra money for the organization…. Mancia was heading to the train with Jonathan, right after signing the wedding contract with Serafina, when they stopped to listen to France. She picked up one of [France’s] fliers, and within minutes knew that she wanted the Roxbury Youth Orchestra to be” at her wedding. Said Mancia, “They were the best part of the wedding.”

Posted November 22, 2017