Public Events

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Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Patrice Jackson-Tilgman, cellist; masterclass, 3 – 5 pm, Chorus Room, Boston Symphony Hall. Please use the Stage door located around the right corner from BSO’s main entrance. RSVP here.

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Project STEP Concert, St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, MA – 400 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02118 at 3 pm
RSVP for Complimentary Tickets. Below artwork by Project sTEP student Michael Roberson.


Monday, January 20th, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concert at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Students are performing at 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Project STEP Alumnus Tony Rymer, cellist; masterclass
Chorus Room, Boston Symphony Orchestra Hall, 2 pm
Free and open to the public. RSVP Today

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 – 2 pm
Project STEP plays a pre-concert for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 2-3 pm, First Church of Roxbury – 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119

Monday, March 9th
Project STEP students Xavier (Grade 9, cello) and Gui (Grade 8, cello) participate in a BEAM masterclass with Conductor, Thomas Wilkins.

Sunday, April 19th, 2020 –  3pm
Project STEP’s Honors Quartet will be featured for Pre-Concert of Omer Quartet concert for Ashmont Hill Chamber Music series

Sunday, May 17th, 2020 – 2 PM – ONLINE
Project STEP Spring Concert & Parent Benefit featuring the classic 2020 senior students Amalia (cello), Ajani (double-bass), Solomon (cello), and Maria (cello). Learn more.
A link for this online concert will be provided closer to the date.

Past Events

Project STEP Spring Recital and Parent Benefit
Sunday, May 19th | 2 pm – 5 pm (concert and reception)

Hibernian Hall, Roxbury – 184 Dudley Street, 02119
Learn more

Project STEP pre-concert performance for the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 17th | 2 pm

First Church in Roxbury | Roxbury
FREE Tickets

Dr. Daniel I. Palant Memorial Concert
Sunday, March 3rd | 3:00 pm | Rivera Hall at Rivers School Conservatory
333 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493
A memorial concert honoring the late Dr. Palant who was an extraordinary friend and leader of Project STEP. The concert features the student musicians of Project STEP and Kelly O’Connor, singer. This concert is free and open to the public with all donations in memory of Daniel I. Palant. RSVP here.

Monday, January 21st | Museum of Fine Arts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert
Time 1:00-1:30 Performance I | 2:30-3:00 Performance II

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston
Project STEP will perform at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Concert and Discussion
Sunday, January 27th | 3:30 pm | FREE TICKETS

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont – Dorchester
MBTA Red Line Ashmont Street | Parking lot on site
A celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We would like to direct you to check the weather and our website on the day of the event as there is a prospective winter storm advisory. Project STEP will note on the homepage of our website if the event is canceled and of any reschedule date.

Project STEP’s Honors Quartet Performs a Pre-Concert for A Far Cry at Jordan Hall
January 11th | 7 pm | Tickets for A Far Cry’s Legacy Concert Featuring Pamela Frank, Violin

Jordan Hall at NEC – Boston
Main concert begins at 8 pm

Friends of the Public Garden Performance – A Community Conversation: The Power of Public Monuments and Why They Matter. | January 9th – Read more here.

Project STEP’s Quintet performs a Winter Concert with the Treble Chorus of New England and Andover Public Schools
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 3 pm at West Parish Church – 129 Reservation Road in Andover MA, 01810.

This event is FREE and open to public. Donations are encouraged.
The musical event will feature a suite of Christmas songs from Latin America (Villancicos). Get a sneak peek from a previous Treble Chorus event.

Masterclass with Apple Hill String Quartet
Sunday, November 18th | 2-4 pm 
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall | Boston
The Apple Hill String Quartet coaches our students at this free event. Learn more about the Apple Hill String Quartet.
The masterclass will take place in Higginson Hall in Symphony Hall. Guests may enter through the Cohen Wing entrance off of Huntington Ave. (next door to the Symphony giftshop and Five Guys) beginning at 1:30pm.

Masterclass with Owen Young
Sunday, October 14th | 12:45 pm

Sully Hall at Boston Conservatory, 8 Fenway | Boston
Owen Young coaches our students at this free event. 

Project STEP student Isabel Garita-Chin plays with the Boston Pops at Franklin Park
Sunday, September 30th | 3 pm

Franklin Park | Jamaica Plain
Free and open to the public. More information here.

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 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
Symphony Hall
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.