2014/15- The Season of Everyone
47 Strings works to create a greater understanding and appreciation of classical music by performing for new audiences in unique and alternative venues throughout the Houston area. So far, over 1,700 people in Houston nursing homes, homeless shelters, and schools have been reached.
This year, we're launching a campaign to get more people involved in performances. 47 Strings will present other harpists and musicians in concert, including the Deciduous Trio next Spring. We're working more closely with composers like Houston's Stephen Bachicha, who is writing a piece based on Japanese poetry for voice and harp that I can't wait to premier in May with Soprano Julia Fox.
47 Strings is also expanding the Arts in Medicine program. Last year, we began doing inpatient room visits at Texas Children's Cancer Center. This year, those will occur monthly. That means that more children will be introduced to the harp, but more importantly, will get a break in their day of being at the hospital and be visited by someone who isn't a doctor. Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we're starting the monthly visits September, and will continue them throughout the year.
More performances, more audiences, more premiers, more musicians, more ways to support harp music in the community. This season, let's all get excited to be involved.
2014 American Harp Society Grant Recipient
2014 Constellation Community Champions Award Winner
2013 Boston University Citizen Artist and “Arts for Social Change” Panel Member
2013 Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach Award Winner from Rice University
Give Music // Get Music
Without our many supporters and donors, we wouldn't be able to bring harp music into the community. So, to show our appreciation, for every $20 you give from now until Christmas, 47 Strings will send you our holiday stocking stuffer CD as a Thank You. The CD features some of our favorite holiday duets from C.P.E. Bach, Schubert, Darke, and Faure.
Your support of 47 Strings goes directly toward bringing more concerts to the Houston community, supporting our outreach performances at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, and our helping to fund upcoming full-length CD recording “Day to Night”.
Give to Music today and Get the Music of 47 Strings to enjoy throughout the holiday season.
To give, and receive your CD, CLICK HERE.