Youth to Perform in Spring Orchestra Concert

Photo Opportunity at Joe Garza Recreation Center on May 6th

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Practice. Practice. Practice. That’s what it takes to become good at anything. And that is exactly what the current group of youth in "Garza Center Strings" have been doing for the past eight months. Now, to showcase their musical skills, they will be performing in the Spring Orchestra Concert at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 6th at the Joe Garza Recreation Center, 3204 Highland Avenue. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to attend this free performance.

The purpose of this music program is to provide children in our community with the opportunity to learn how to play the violin, viola, and cello along with the experience of performing music in an orchestra to an audience. Through this training, they also learn important skills that will serve them in life, such as the importance of everyone doing their part well which takes discipline and dedication, and how to work together in a coordinated effort with a sole purpose to execute something beautiful and joyful.

HISTORY: The Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. String Quartet was founded in 2005 with the sponsorship of the Morris Lichtenstein, Jr. Foundation by a request from the Music Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It is formed by four music students selected by competitive audition. Each member of the quartet duties includes teaching lessons for free at the Joe Garza Recreation Center in Corpus Christi and performing at special university events. 

For more information about this program, contact Rozella Puente at (361) 826-3460.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3460 at least 48 hours in advance.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!