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2017-2018 Past Events
Project STEP’s 35th Anniversary Concert in Partnership with New England Conservatory
Sunday, June 10th | 7 pm
Jordan Hall at NEC | 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
Project STEP joins New England Conservatory (NEC) to celebrate both Project STEP’s 35th year and NEC’s 150th anniversary. This concert is free and open to the public with reservation.
Project STEP Night at A Far Cry – Friday, May 18, 8PM
Jordan Hall at NEC | 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA
The Project STEP Honors Quartet provided a pre-concert performance before A Far Cry takes the stage for their concert, Next Generation. The Criers even welcomed one STEP student to rehearse and perform alongside them for one piece on the program!
Spring Recital and Parents’ Benefit – Sunday, May 20, 2PM
Chorus Room, Boston 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 dress in their best for this beautiful spring event, and everyone pitches in to provide delicious food and desserts for the post-recital reception.
Senior Recital – Thursday, May 31, 6PM
Our four graduating seniors (Noah, Alex, Jehan and Tamara) will close out their time in the program with a joint recital, followed by a reception and a chance to reminisce about their many years with Project STEP.
Music & The Brain – Sunday, May 6th, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Project STEP students perform this Sunday at One Day University to assist with Tufts University Professor Aniruddh Patel’s lecture on evolution and the biological power of music. This lecture includes discussion of how music is processed by other species, and studies of how active engagement with music enhances brain function in children and adults, including both neurologically normal individuals and those with brain disorders.. To register, visit OneDayU.com or call (800) 300-3438. Use promo code STEP for your COMPLIMENTARY tickets.
Masterclass with Adrian Anantawan – Sunday, April 15, 2PM-4PM
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall
Canadian born violinist and educator Adrian Anantawan holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a violinist, he has studied with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter; his academic work in education was supervised by Howard Gardner. Active within his community, Adrian helped to create the Virtual Chamber Music Initiative at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre. The cross-collaborative project brings researchers, musicians, doctors and educators together to develop adaptive musical instruments capable of being played by young people with disabilities within a chamber music setting.
Classical Cartoon Festival – Saturday, March 24, 10AM-4PM
99.5 WCRB presents the 19th annual Classical Cartoon Festival. Kids of all ages enjoyed their favorite Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen, along with live performances, visits from beloved PBS children’s characters, and more. Project STEP chamber groups performed at the event.
BSO/Boston Pops’ Free Concert at Franklin Park Zoo – Sunday, October 1, 3PM-6PM
Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, MA
On Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, presented a special free concert in Boston’s Franklin Park. Members of Project STEP were in attendance and hosted a booth at the event’s pre-concert festival.
Masterclass with the Apple Hill String Quartet – Sunday, November 19, 2PM-4PM
Chorus Room, Symphony Hall
Earning praise around the world for their interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, the Apple Hill String Quartet returned for a third year to share their expertise with our students during an exciting afternoon masterclass.
Masterclass with Gabriel Cabezas – Saturday, January 6, 12PM-1PM
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.
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Monday, January 15, 5PM-7PM
Hibernian Hall | 184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA
Join us for an evening of music, reflection and community. We are proud to present this event in collaboration with the Madison Park Development Corporation‘s Community Action Department, which “provides comprehensive programming to residents to help them mobilize, empower themselves, and address quality-of-life issues in the Dudley Square area.” On this day, our students will share their music, followed by a discussion featuring students, parents, local musicians of color, and youth leaders from MPDC about MLK Jr.’s legacy and the impact his work still has on their lives today. Tickets are free but required for admittance into the event – reserve yours on Eventbrite today!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Open House – Monday, January 15, 10AM-5PM
Museum of Fine Arts
Before heading over to Hibernian Hall, several Project STEP students will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Open House at the Museum of Fine Arts. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected to attend and introduce Project STEP! Check back for more detailed information regarding Project STEP’s performance time. This event is free and open to the public – MBTA is highly encouraged.
BSO Community Chamber Concert – Sunday, February 18, 3PM
Bunker Hill Community College | 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, MA
The Project STEP Honors Quartet performed as part of this BSO Community Chamber concert, which is meant to build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Free and open to the public.