A post-concert Champagne Toast
with President Ruth J. Simmons
A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase
to benefit Community MusicWorks. The ticket includes premium seating and a post-concert champagne toast
with President Ruth J. Simmons.
The VETS Providence
Founded in 1997 with the conviction that musicians can have meaningful careers that unite artistry and public service, Community MusicWorks is a community-based organization that builds long-term learning and mentoring relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in Providence’s most diverse neighborhoods.
CMW’s mission is to create a cohesive urban community—through music education and performance—that transforms the lives of children, families, and musicians. Our model is centered on the teaching, mentoring, program design, and performance activities of our musicians-in-residence, the Providence String Quartet and Community MusicWorks Players.
Called a "revolutionary program" in The New Yorker and recognized by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, CMW applies an innovative approach to arts education that features the relationship between music and social justice. As a 2009 youth programs evaluation notes, “At CMW… playing music becomes an experience of developing personal agency and of recognizing both the power and the responsibility of having a voice in larger civic and cultural conversations.”