SI-YO MUSIC SOCIETY
COVID-19: Message from Our President
Dear Si-Yo Artists™, Si-Yo Arts Partners™, donors, and friends:
At this time of uncertainty caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I would like to assure you that our Foundation team is well versed at telecommuting, so our ability to continue our administrative support for our Artists with Purpose™ has been largely unaffected by the travel and assembly restrictions that have been recently imposed by local, regional, and national governments around the world.
However, we are also keenly aware of the significant impacts that those restrictions are having on our artists, arts partners, and audiences.
Our Upcoming Classically Leonia 2019-2020 Season
Save the dates for our upcoming free concert season of Classically Leonia:
Sunday, May 10, 2020 5 p.m. (Mother's Day)
The Heartbeat Project: Bringing Western classical music to youth on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation"
TBD (rescheduling original April 4 date)
"Rossini and Paganini"
New York Classical Players
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.
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 email@example.com.
For Mr. Barron's thoughts about the program, as well as writing in general, head to our blog for our interview with him.
COVID-19: We are listening to you
Our entire team is still here for our musicians, arts partners, collaborators, and supporters—we're listening to to you and adjusting our plans and resources to meet your needs and expectations. We are monitoring the situation via the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; we will update our community should any changes be made in our activities or how we operate. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns.
In light of the concerts being cancelled in various parts of the world, we offer our YouTube playlist of performances by our Si-Yo Artists™ as a source of musical enjoyment.
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.
Support 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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