Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 22, 2014

 

Music Worcester presents 2014 Worcester Symphonic Project, March 22

 

The Worcester Symphonic Project is an El-sistema-inspired effort that brings together musicians of all ages both amateur and professional for the rare opportunity of performing in renowned Mechanics Hall.

 

 

 

Worcester, Massachusetts (March 11, 2014) - A unique collaboration between several Worcester cultural organizations, the greater Worcester college and university community, and aspiring youth musicians and their families, the Worcester Symphonic Project comes to Mechanics Hall (Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA) for its second installment on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3pm. 
 
Presented by Music Worcester, the Worcester Symphonic Project is an El-sistema-inspired effort that brings together musicians of all ages both amateur and professional for the rare opportunity of performing in renowned Mechanics Hall.  Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London” will be featured, with additional music provided by the band and jazz band programs of area colleges both during the concert and during a post-event reception.

 

The Worcester Symphonic Project is the brainchild of musician Peter Sulski, who grew up in Worcester and has since toured the world as a violinist and violist in high demand.  For years a member of the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Sulski now devotes a majority of his time to performance and music education activities in Massachusetts.




Inspired by the El-sistema model from Venezuela, where musicians of all ages and abilities are encouraged to collaborate and whose most famous student is conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the Worcester Symphonic Project focuses on bringing together first and foremost several of the colleges of greater Worcester, few of whom have the capacity to run full orchestras in their music programs.  Additional participants include aspiring high school musicians as well as adult amateur musicians – both groups of whom rarely have the opportunity to play in large orchestral ensembles or perform in a venue as magnificent as Mechanics Hall.  Taking further inspiration from the El-sistema model, the Worcester Symphonic Project is an endeavor where the process counts almost more than the end result – the regular rehearsals leading up the March 22 concert, where students work directly with their professional musician mentors, offer a learning experience that focuses on the joy of music making while also fostering a chance for students of all ages to improve their musicianship and playing.

 

Professional musicians from the Worcester Chamber Music Society are serving as mentors and coaches throughout the Project.  Colleges represented this year in the Project include the College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, Assumption College, and WPI. 
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student (college), $5 youth (18 & under).

 

www.musicworcester.org/concerts-events/2014/worcester-symphonic-project
 

 

 

 

See Related Release: Music Worcester presents the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, March 15


 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Midge Hamilton or Adrien Finlay

Email: midge@musicworcester.org

Phone: 508-754-3231

Media Visits: Press tickets available. Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

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323 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608

Web: www.musicworcester.org/concerts-events/2014/worcester-symphonic-project

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Music Worcester presents 2014 Worcester Symphonic Project, March 22

Worcester, Massachusetts - A unique collaboration between several Worcester cultural organizations, the greater Worcester college and university community, and aspiring youth musicians and their families, the Worcester Symphonic Project comes to Mechanics Hall for its second installment on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3pm.   Presented by Music Worcester, the Worcester Symphonic Project is an El-sistema-inspired effort that brings together musicians of all ages both amateur and professional for the rare opportunity of performing in renowned Mechanics Hall.  Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London” will be featured, with additional music provided by the band and jazz band programs of area colleges both during the concert and during a post-event reception. Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student (college), $5 youth (18 & under).  www.musicworcester.org/concerts-events/2014/worcester-symphonic-project

 

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