Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has launched a partnership with the Harrisburg School District, in which members of the Dali Quartet will work with students at city schools. In the program, musicians from the quartet will work with a group of ten students from SciTech High School for five sessions, with the goal of establishing a mentoring relationship that will allow those ten students to significantly raise their level of musicianship and become an example for other students in the school. Students receive individual instruction on their instrument and participate in discussions, clinics, demonstrations, and performances. The first workshop occurred on November 20; all the sessions will take place on concert weekends when the quartet is already in Harrisburg to perform with the orchestra. The Dali Quartet—violinists Luigi Mazzocchi and Carlos Rubio, violist Adriana Linares, and cellist Jesús Morales—is based in Philadelphia and blends traditional string quartet repertoire with music with a Latin American focus. The quartet’s workshops with the Harrisburg School District are made possible by a grant from the Children’s Home Foundation of Harrisburg.
Posted November 25, 2009