Classical Music Performances
and Educational and Community Outreach
Benefit for Leonia High School a Success
Our January 26 concert to support the Leonia High School Music Department—featuring the Department's students, Leonia Chamber Musicians, and Si-Yo Artists™—drew an impressive crowd of families and music lovers to Leonia United Methodist Church. Attendees enjoyed performances of pieces by composers including Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Lennon/McCartney.
Photo album to come!
Our Upcoming Classically Leonia 2019-2020 Season
Save the dates for our upcoming free concert season of Classically Leonia:
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 7:30 p.m.
"Rossini and Paganini"
New York Classical Players
Sunday, May 10, 2020 5 p.m. (Mother's Day)
The Heartbeat Project: Bringing Western classical music to youth on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation"
Read about this series' aim and impact here.
Si-Yo Stories: Our Community and Our Impact
We asked our artists, trustees, and supporters to describe their experiences with us. Visit the Stories section of our blog for their memories, thoughts, and hopes for the future.
New Educational Series:
The Power of Pondering/"Tree Girl"
"I am thrilled that Si-Yo Music Society Foundation has taken 'Tree Girl' and turned it into a form that can reach children everywhere!"—T.A. Barron, author of "Tree Girl"
The Power of Pondering series awakens empathy and imagination with the transcendent power of music. For children ages 8–13, this educational outreach series combines original musical performance with spoken word.
The initial program is based on T.A. Barron’s children's book 'Tree Girl and is intended to be performed in libraries, book stores, nature centers, and community centers. The program debuted in December 2018 at Primoris Academy in Westwood, NJ; it is currently in beta.
For general inquiries or to request a performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Mr. Barron's thoughts about the program, as well as writing in general, head to our blog for our interview with him.
Welcome Earl Lee to Our Artist Roster!
Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and former Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor and cellist Earl Lee has led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018 he was the recipient of the 50th Anniversary Heinz Unger Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Off the stage, he regularly mentors young musicians and engages in outreach events.
New Arts Partner: JCC Thurnauer School of Music
We are pleased to announce our newest Si-Yo Arts Partner, JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ! Said Eva Lerner-Lam, our president, "The School is an ideal collaborator for our Foundation due to its longtime promotion of music appreciation, its commitment to making music accessible to as many people as possible, and its special focus on youth education and performance opportunities."
Campaign Launch: Artists with Purpose
We are delighted to launch our new fundraising campaign, "Artists with Purpose: Uniting the World with Music." For centuries, western classical music has had the miraculous power to unite people across all cultures, ages, and languages. The musicians on the Si-Yo Artist™ roster have committed to serving the world through their music and are always searching for new ways to inspire, educate, and connect people from all walks of life.
Their projects include Native American outreach, refugee camp outreach, new works of music, and expanding performance horizons. With this new campaign we will continue to support them by commissioning new works, funding scholarships, and providing performance and teaching platforms.
When it comes to enhancing society with music, the possibilities are endless. Your contribution will enable them to continue to enhance society with their artistry.
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