CommunityWorks founder appears on PBS NewsHour

Posted on: October 29, 2010

A recent segment of the PBS NewsHour featured Sebastian Ruth, a violinist and violist who is founder and artistic director of Community MusicWorks, an arts program for elementary to high-school-aged students in Providence, Rhode Island. Ruth appeared on PBS’s ArtBeat segment with correspondent Jeffrey Brown, and was joined by Kirby Vasquez, a cellist and recent graduate of the program who now attends Smith College. Through the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet, of which Ruth is a member, Community MusicWorks provides free after-school education and performance programs meant to build meaningful long-term relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in seven of Providence’s urban neighborhoods. Ruth was awarded $500,000 in September by the MacArthur Foundation for his work with Community MusicWorks. Video of Ruth’s conversation with Brown and Vasquez can be viewed here.

Posted October 29, 2010