Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega is one of the most commanding figures in music in the region – Her exhilarating vision for classical music is energizing the arts in our community in many ways. She has recently received international attention on Univision’s “Orgullo Hispano” a profile that is reserved for the most accomplished Hispanic artists in the world. She was voted as one of the “100 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and voted one of the “80 Elite Hispanic Women” by Hispanic Business Magazine. Last September Ms. De Leon de Vega was named Local Hero by KCET which aired a profile on Ms. De Lon de Vega throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.
De Vega is also energizing the arts through the Orchestra’s educational and outreach program “Discovering Music.” The program introduces Latino children and families in underserved areas in Los Angeles to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra, and provides orchestra concerts in their own community. The program includes children’s choirs and an extensive instrumental program that provides free violin lessons to over 200 children in the communities of Northeast Los Angeles.