On Deck with Maeve Nagel-Frazel
14-year-old violinist Maeve Nagel-Frazel just completed her final year at Sunnyside Environmental School – a “K-through-8″ school which requires all graduating 8th graders to write and deliver a speech which explores a topic they care deeply about. Maeve chose to speak about her love of classical music. In this episode we’ll hear her read this moving speech.
Maeve’s school (Sunnyside Environmental) doesn’t have a music program. Her friends don’t really know anything about classical music, so she worked VERY hard on this speech, choosing words carefully, to ensure that those assembled –friends, faculty, parents— would understand why classical music is so important to her.
Maeve plays violin in the Concert Orchestra at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.