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Robert Gupta, First Violin for LA Philharmonic brings classical music to skid row

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From left to right, Robert Gupta, Jin-Shan Dai, Jonathan Karoly, and Ben Ullery finish playing classical music on Skid Row.

When Robert Gupta isn’t busy being first violin for the Los Angeles philharmonic, you might find him on skid row. He directs Street Symphony--a nonprofit group of professional musicians who bring music live classical music to those in need. KPCC’s Ashley Myers-Turner met with Gupta this past Wednesday for a performance at the Skid Row Mental Health Center, Downtown. You can read more about the program in her KPCC news story.


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