On Saturday mornings, if you’re in the courtyard in the middle of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, you can hear the strains of an orchestra, practicing. It’s the Sinfonia ensemble, part of the San Diego Youth Symphony. And if you get there before the rehearsal starts, you’re likely to cross paths with all manner of young musicians heaving instrument cases inside.
We’ve introduced you to one of them, Marcos Espinosa. Espinosa crosses the border on Saturday mornings from his home in Tijuana to play percussion in the Sinfonia.
Espinosa put together 20 photographic slides to tell the story of his interest in music, his non-music day job, why he comes to Balboa Park every week and why he finds Tijuana beautiful. He shared them at our Meeting of the Minds event last week. Watch his presentation here: