Tuesday, October 6, 2009

St. Michael's concert series begins season with Community MusicWorks Players

The Community Concert Series at St. Michael's presents its first concert of the season, "Providence String Quartet and Community MusicWorks Players," on Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Bristol. The quartet features violinists, Jesse Holstein and Minna Choi, violist Sebastian Ruth, and cellist Sara Stainaker, with guest violist Chloe Kline, performing one of Johannes Brahms' outstanding chamber works, the String Quintet in F Major ("Spring"), among other works. Now in its 13th season, Community MusicWorks provides free after-school music education, instruments, and performance programs to children in Providence's underserved neighborhoods. Acknowledged as a premier public service arts program by the president’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, CMW now offers a training program for professional musicians interested in this successful model. Each St. Michael's concert also features a piece performed by a talented young musician from a local school and a reception with the artists.  The Bristol Community String Project is based on this Providence program. The kids in the Bristol program can attend the concert for free.

The popular dinner/concert packages will again be offered in cooperation with restaurants in downtown Bristol. The package price includes a fixed price dinner and concert ticket, given at the restaurant. Package reservations should be made by calling the restaurant. There will be two choices for this concert: Le Central for $40 (396-9965, view menu at www.lecentralbristol.net) and Redfelsens for $33 (254-1188, view menu at www.redlefsens.com).

Concert only tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and are available at Paper Packaging & Panache, 418 Hope St., and at the door. For further information, call 254-9626.

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