Consider the educational journey of the PMF Orchestra. The young musicians, with their various citizenships, languages, and backgrounds, must find a path toward coming together in a unity of sound. It is not always easy, and there is much drama along the way. But when successfully navigated, inspiration, joy, and peace await on the other side.
Bernstein's outlook was global, and throughout his life he maintained a tremendous love for both music and people. The vision he brought to PMF - young musicians coming together through music education and thereby achieving greater mutual understanding and contributing to world peace - this is the primary theme of PMF.