Violinist to introduce Naperville to healing power of music

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Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta will visit Naperville at the end of February to talk about his work in bringing quality, live classical music to underserved populations. (The Lavin Agency)

A local arts group is hoping a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra can inspire the Naperville community to develop a means of bringing classical music to underserved populations.

Vijay Gupta will be in Naperville at the end of February to speak about how music inspires hope and how all people are connected by a human need for art. His visit is being hosted by Naperville-based ARTSpeaks, a group that raises awareness of the role of the arts in public education.

An accomplished violinist, the Indian-American made his solo debut at age 11 with the Israel Philharmonic. Eight years later, Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic after having completed an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in violin performance.

Since then, Gupta founded Street Symphony, a nonprofit organization that brings to live classical music to the homeless and to those incarcerated in the Los Angeles County jail system.

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