Rupert Thompson's life story is a testament to the power of mentoring and the necessity of arts education in public schools. His belief in and advocacy of these ideas is compelling and urgent, grounded in his own history and lived every day through his work at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. You can come and meet Rupert and the other members of the Apple Hill String Quartet, at our concert on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00pm, at St. Paul's Church in Brookline.
We are beyond delighted and grateful to be able to tell you that we not only met but exceeded the goal of our Hatchfund campaign! Because of the generosity of our campaign supporters, we were able to add three new students to the mentoring program, and we are delighted to introduce them to you now.
Did you miss our concert on the Charles River Basin with Violobos and Captain Benjamin Zander? If so, never fear — you can re-live the journey with our slideshow!
Mitsuru Yonezaki is our featured young artist for the first concert of our 2015-16 season, and a founding member of Winsor Music's first mentoring ensemble, Violobos! She began her violin studies at the age of four and currently studies with Joanna Kurkowicz. She took time out of her busy schedule to speak with us about how she has embraced chamber music, how singers and wind players like Peggy inspire her, and how music fits into her present and future.
We're so excited to tell you that we are 53% of the way to our minimum target goal! We are so grateful to all of you for your financial, verbal, and social support. If you or someone you know has thought about making a donation, but held back because you weren't familiar with our crowd-funding platform, we wrote this post for you.
Which Violobos member wants to play the bagpipe? Who performed in a bathroom once? Which composer would two out of three members go back in time to visit, and maybe even marry? Learn more about these fantastic and funny students if you missed our post on Facebook!
We are pleased to introduce you to the members of Winsor Music's newest quartet: Violobos! Mitsuru Yonezaki, violin, Njioma Grevious, viola, and Alma Bitran, cello, are outstanding high school students who were personally selected by Peggy Pearson, oboe, to participate in a long-term mentoring and performance program in the form of a regular oboe quartet. At a recent rehearsal, Mitsuru, Njioma, and Alma took fifteen minutes to give a group interview.
We're excited to say that we've already sold out for our March 23rd concert, but we hope you will make use of the wait list feature built in to our ticketing system. We anticipate that quite a few seats will open up in the weekend before the concert, and we will contact you promptly when these seats become available.