Public Events

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Past Events

Project STEP FriendRaiser – Tuesday, November 1, 6PM-8:30PM
Scholars Bistro, 25 School St, Boston, MA
Back by popular demand, the Project STEP “FriendRaiser” is an exciting opportunity for us to spend an evening with new friends as well as welcome back long-time supporters. This past November, guests joined us for an after-work cocktail in the VIP lounge at Scholars Bistro in Downtown Crossing to meet new creative people all while raising a glass (and a few dollars) in support of Project STEP. 

Masterclass with members of A Far Cry – Sunday, November 6, 2PM-4PM
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall
Members of the cutting-edge, conductorless chamber orchestra shared their unique knowledge and expertise with our students. This event is part of STEP’s year-long residency with A Far Cry, which includes concert previews, private coachings, mentorship opportunities, and a collaborative performance opportunity (see below). Learn more about A Far Cry here.

MLK Jr. Legacy Celebration – Monday, January 16, 1PM 
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall
Students, families, staff, faculty, Board members, and community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Masterclass with Gabriel Cabezas – Saturday, February 25, 1PM-2PM
Chorus Room, Symphony Hall
Gabriel Cabezas is a sought-after musician who has performed with artists ranging from America’s finest orchestras to the contemporary dance collective Duende. He is also a two-time first place Laureate of the Sphinx Competition, and was awarded the 2015 Sphinx Medal of Excellence for his work as an emerging classical artist of color. 

Project STEP Night @ A Far Cry – Friday, March 17, 7:30PM
Jordan Hall, NEC
A rotating group of Criers has been coaching the Project STEP Honors Quartet, and on March 17, that Project STEP ensemble gave a pre-concert performance at Jordan Hall before A Far Cry’s concert, West of the Pecos! In addition, one Project STEP student joined A Far Cry onstage at Jordan to perform side by side with them on Dvorak’s American Quartet, arranged for string ensemble. 

Apple Hill String Quartet Recital/Masterclass – Sunday, March 19, 2PM-4PM
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall
Earning praise around the world for their interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, the Apple Hill String Quartet returned for a second year to share their expertise with our students during an exciting afternoon masterclass. 

Triple Helix Benefit Concert – Sunday, April 2, 3PM
Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints, Ashmont
Project STEP and the Triple Helix Piano Trio presented their third joint benefit concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Judith Sandler, a long-time friend of the Piano Trio. All proceeds from the concert will be put towards the Judith Sandler Fund, a scholarship initiated by Triple Helix for the students of Project STEP. 

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music concert featuring DBR and Project STEP – Sunday, April 23, 4:30pm
All Saints’ Church, Dorchester
A Project STEP ensemble performed a piece composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain at this exciting concert.

Project STEP performs at MFA’s Art in Bloom Festival – Sunday, April 30, 1:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Some of our students performed chamber works for the MFA’s Art in Bloom Festival as part of their Community Day.

FOCUS Recital – Saturday, May 13, 3PM
Chorus Room, Symphony Hall
FOCUS is our introduction to music program for kindergarten students. Since the fall, these emerging musicians have been learning musical concepts, doing Eurythmics, and listening to instrument demonstrations.

Senior Recital – Tuesday, May 16, 7PM
Chorus Room, Symphony Hall
Our two graduating seniors, violinists Njioma and Lauryn, presented a joint Senior Recital featuring both solo performances and duets, followed by a reception and a chance to reminisce about their many years in the program.

Spring Recital/Parents’ Benefit – Sunday, May 21, 12PM-4PM
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall
The end-of-year recital and Parents’ Benefit, sponsored by the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation, is the culmination of a year of work, progress, and achievement. The students and families dressed in their best for this beautiful spring event, and everyone pitched in to provide delicious food and desserts for the post-recital reception. 

Boston Public Library Concert in the Courtyard – Friday, June 16, 12:30PM
McKim Courtyard, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Three violinists from Project STEP performed for the Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series from 12:30 – 1:30pm. If you couldn’t make the concert in person, check the BPL Facebook page for a lifestream of the entire event!