Don Tarallo, CMW's graphic design consultant since 2003, asked two students in his summer class at Bridgewater State College to create a brief promotional video for Community MusicWorks. Here's their most recent draft, posted on Don's website.
Video created by Chantel Betterton and Jessica Luiz-Brazil. Thanks for your efforts!
Community MusicWorks warmly welcomes violinists Carole Bestvater and Aaron McFarlane to Providence to participate in our two-year Fellowship Program for professional musicians.
Carole recently graduated from Brandon University (Manitoba, Canada) with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.
How did Carole learn about CMW? "A magazine article! A family friend sent an article from The Christian Science Monitor with a post-it note attached reading 'I think this is something Carole would be interested in!' After I read the article about CMW in the West End of Providence, I was so excited about this kind of music, this kind of community! I knew I wanted to be involved in any way possible. I kept my eyes open for things in Canada that resembled the program, but even though there are programs in place all over Canada that cater to inner city youth, I never got the same sense from anything else..."
Last year, Aaron was the Director of the Strings Department at the
Mount Kenya Academy in Kenya, the largest program of its type in East
What drew Aaron to CMW? "Mostly what drew me to CMW was the sense of community. I came and visited before auditioning because I wasnʼt entirely sure I understood what was happening with the organization. Meeting with members of the Quartet, seeing the office, absorbing Lizʼs enthusiasm, having Sebastian sit and talk with me for literally hours--that visit was pivotal. When I left the office I had no question that CMW was where I wanted to be in September.
A group of CMW staff
and friends will be running once again in the CVS 5K on Sunday, September 20th in downtown
Providence. We'll be an "unofficial" team this year, which means you
can be a part of the excitement, too!
On Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, Ben Nacar, pianist and Brown University student, is offering free performances of J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (all thirty of them!) in the Main Gallery of the RISD Museum. The performances begin at 2 pm on both days, and you need only to inform the Museum staff that you are there to attend the concert to have your Museum admission waived.
The occasion? Commemorating Glenn Gould's birthday (September 25, 1932). See a video clip of Glenn Gould playing the Aria from the Goldberg Variations here.