October 2, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Newport News Marriott at City Center740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
After an amazing night in 2019 and a year of patience, we are so pleased to invite you to the 2021 Soundscapes Gala Celebración! Join us for a night of fabulous music and delicious food. All event proceeds support the student musicians of Soundscapes.
Ensamblé 7/4 was born nearly a decade ago out of the friendship of seven young participants in El Sistema in Venezuela. Their aim is to share Venezuelan folk music with the world, making it synonymous with excellence. They have toured in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States. Their third album, Welcome to America, won a Silver Medal at The Global Music Awards.
They are known for their high-energy performances that bring whole theaters to their feet. Soundscapes is proud to bring their enthusiasm and artistry to Hampton Roads for the first time. In addition to what is sure to be an amazing night at the Soundscapes Gala Celebraciόn, Ensamblé 7/4 will be doing a week-long residency to share their skills and expertise with our students.
Honorees John & Margie Holt
Local entrepreneur John Holt was one of Soundscapes’ first Board Members. He and his wife Margie, a former educator with Newport News Public Schools, have been two of the organization’s most dedicated and active supporters. They will be honored at the gala for their 12 years of unwavering support.