A friend whispered this, virtually, in my ear:
I want to invite you to a live streaming concert slash fundraiser that I am organizing and playing in. It is for EISMA (Evanston in-School Music Association). They are a really fantastic local non-profit that brings professional live music concerts to kids in the Evanston schools – two groups a year since 1971. I have been on their board for a year and am impressed with how much they do on a very small budget.I organized this fundraiser to bring awareness to their mission and track record as well as to raise funds.
I hope you can buy a ticket for the fundraiser, and if you are able, please donate a bit more to this group that does so much.I feel lucky to have secured some of Chicagolands’ best musicians for the concert.The fact is, we are all hanging out at home now – this concert would not have happened in normal times – everyone would have been busy rehearsing and performing and on tour. So that has been fun for me to put this together and play with old and new friends that are really great musicians.We are featuring a beautiful and quite striking string quartet by Stacy Garrop – which is based on medieval illuminated manuscripts (really intense and gorgeous – here is a link to an earlier performance by the Avalon Quartet: String Quartet No 4 ‘Illuminations’ , plus music of Samuel Coleridge Taylor (maybe you haven’t heard of him – a mixed race composer from Victorian England, sounds a bit like Dvorak – a good piece) , Michael del Aguila, Beethoven and Brahms.Sarah