Classical Music Performances
and Educational and Community Outreach
Announcing the Classically Leonia 2019-2020 Season
Save the dates for our upcoming free concert season of Classically Leonia:
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 5 p.m.
Benefit for the Leonia High School Music Department
Leonia Chamber Musicians
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"
Our Latest Mentor: Dr. Paolo Bodini
Dr. Paolo Bodini has become a Si-Yo Mentor™! A member of our Board of Trustees, he is former mayor of Cremona (1995–2005) and holds positions at two Si-Yo Arts Partners™: He is Executive Director for Violinmaking Affairs at Museo del Violino, and President of Friends of Stradivari. In the years since his mayorship, Dr. Bodini has focused on reviving the art of violinmaking in Cremona and is involved with the International Triennale Violin Making Competition Antonio Stradivari.
Connecting our artists to educators, industry professionals, supporters, and audiences, our mentors bridge the gap between musician and society. They come from a variety of professional backgrounds with a shared passion for classical music and experience in arts administration. For more information on the program, click 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.
Join Our Community and
Educational Outreach Efforts!
We believe that everyone should have access to high quality classical music and music education. To reach as many people as possible, we present the following programs free of charge:
Community outreach: Performances at senior centers and eventually hospitals and rehabilitation facilities
Educational outreach: Performances and educational presentations for schoolchildren in remote areas
The Power of Pondering children's series: Performances combining original music and spoken word to awaken empathy and imagination with the transcendent power of music
If you are interested in hosting us these events, write to email@example.com; we'd love to discuss the possibilities with you.
Everyone has different ways of giving back to society. One of the most wonderful gifts is the transcendent power of music—helping musicians educate others in music and bring live classical music to the general public and the communities that lack access to it. Help us continue this important work on December 3, GivingTuesday, the annual global movement that kicks off the holiday season and inspires people to assist the meaningful charities and causes they believe in!
2019–20 Season Kicks off with Refugee Aid Concert
Si-Yo Artist™ Carr-Petrova Duo (Molly Carr and Anna Petrova) brought "Novel Voices: Refugee Aid Project" to our free Classically Leonia™ series at Leonia United Methodist Church on October 20. Their inspirational Novel Voices project gives "voice and visibility, through music and film, to the lives and struggles of both local and international refugee communities, and to encourage audiences and artists alike to become connected and involved." For the past year the duo has been giving free concerts and workshops to displaced populations while generating awareness and funds for national and international refugee aid programs.
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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.