Julian Shively in concert EMERGING YOUNG ARTIST Series Pequot Library 7 pm, APRIL 26th,
Come join us at the next Emerging Artist Program featuring pianist and cellist Julian Shively. Julian started piano lessons at age 4 and cello at 5½. After years of classical piano playing, studying with Erika Schroth in New Haven, Julian has turned his focus onto jazz and is currently studying with Rex Cadwallader. He is currently studying cello with Philip Boulanger. Julian serves as principal cellist in the Principal Orchestra of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras. He also plays in a string quartet coached by Asya Meshberg in Darien and pursues his passion for chamber music at a number of music festivals during the summer months. He is a senior at Trumbull High School and wishes to pursue a dual degree in music and the sciences. His program will include; the Sinfonia Concertante 3rd movement,Gershwin’s preludes., Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Kodaly’s duo for violin and cello ,
The concert is open to the public. and no registration is required. Concert will start at 7 pm and will be followed by reception.
Music for Youth GOES TO THE ZOO Saturday, June 9th 11 am-2 pm
Join us at the zoo on Saturday, June 9th for the first musical pop-up program at the zoo. Students will be found playing at 8 sites around the grounds in a fundraiser for Beardsley Zoo. Stay tuned for more information!
Music For Youth, Inc. EVENTS
CELEBRATE MUSIC FOR YOUTH! May 6th, 5 pm Unitarian Church, Westport CT Join us in what will be an evening to remember. pianist Alex Beyer and cellist, Sasha Scolnik-Brower will share the stage with the finalists of the Marianne Liberatore Scholarship Competition; Julian Shively, cello; Madison Howard, cello; and Cameron Chase, violin. The program will include the Brahms Piano Trio, Gerswhin Preludes and the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata. The benefit will support the MFY scholarship and outreach programs in the Bridgeport Schools. A light wine reception will follow the performance. For more information about the event go to: www.musicforyouth.net/benefit-concert-2018 Tickets start at $75, $50 for adults, $30 for Seniors and $10 for students. SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT FOR TICKETS PURCHASED BEFORE APRIL 15th! We hope you'll be able to join us for this very special concert in May!
Music for Youth PROGRAMS 2017-2018 The FREE YOUNG PERSONS’ CONCERTseries, now in it’s twenty-third season, takes place Saturday afternoons in Southport, where monthly programs feature classical music as well as music from far-away lands, performed by acclaimed ensembles and soloists.
The R.T. Vanderbilt SCHOOL RESIDENCY PROGRAM has offered public schools the opportunity to work with professionals who coach, mentor and perform for students enrolled in music programs of the schools. Since 2007, a unique component of MFY’s school residency program has been the MUSICAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Middle School string orchestras from Bridgeport and Weston rehearse and perform together throughout the year, traveling to each other’s schools, sharing pizza and music, bridging differences and uniting in the study of their instruments.
The Marianne Liberatore Memorial Scholarship Competition Each year six finalists will be selectred from an online screening process to compete for the $1,000 scholarship. This competiton is open to all junior and senior instrumentatlist who reside in Fairfield County. Deadline for application submission: March 29th.
The Dorothy Straub and Robert Genualdi Scholarship Program Dorothy Straub and. Robert Genualdi were among the state’s most dynamic musical couples and co-directors of the Barnum Festival’s Jenny Lind Competition/Concert for young American sopranos. Their many contributions included arranging, composing and editing work for youth orchestra programs throughout the country. This Scholarship honors their many achievements and is awarded to motivated students identified during the year who plan continue their music studies during the summer months..
TheFriday Night Young Artist Café is open to all musicians, poets and actors! Join us at this monthly event as a performer or member of the audience. Price of admission $5. Artists interested in performing should contact us at email@example.com.
IN THE NEWS!!!
Music for Youth thanks the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation! Music for Youth thanks the Amalia and Nicola Giuliani Foundation for their generous contribution that will enable us to bring professional musicians into the Bridgeport magnet schools band program to conduct presentations and coach and mentor the band and woodwind students.
The Fairfield Rotary Club gives Music for Youth a generous grant to purchase band instruments for Bridgeport Schools.
The Fairfield Rotary Club donation will allow MFY to purchase a number of instruments for the Band program at the High Horizons and Multicultural Magnet schools in Bridgeport. These instruments will allow an additional eight students to join the band program this year. Music for Youth feels that engagement in music education at these early ages promotes self confidence, attention, focus and communication, all those skills that are essential for academic and social success. The physical engagement that electrifies the emotional and intellectual pathways in the brain has been well documented. Through music education we are building life skills and community. We thank the Fairfield Rotary, the Amalia and Nicola Giuliani Foundation and the R.T. Vanderbilt Foundation for helping us bring these programs and tools to the Bridgeport Schools.