On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:00pm, the faculty from the Suzuki School of Newton will present a concert at Second Church in Newton to benefit student scholarships.
The James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund ensures that no child is turned away from the Suzuki School of Newton due to financial hardship. The Suzuki School currently provides need-based assistance to 19 students through the Thornblade fund with additional support from the Rebecca Pomroy Foundation.
The concert on November 17th will feature chamber works for strings, winds, and piano by Cesar Franck, Gabriel Faure, Franz Schubert,Luys de Narvaez, Samuel Barber, and contemporary composers Jennifer Grady and Max Richter. In addition to the faculty performances, there will be a silent auction, a raffle, and a post-concert reception. The fundraising goal for this event is $10,000, all of which will directly offset the cost of tuition for scholarship students.
The Suzuki School of Newton serves 320 children from Greater Boston through its music school and preschool. Guided by the teaching philosophy of 20th-century pedagogue Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the school’s curriculum is designed to help children build confidence, a sense of personal value, and a capacity for complex skill learning through musical instrument study. The school prepares students to be future leaders in their communities through participation in local civic and cultural events, outreach performances at assisted living facilities, and free public concerts.