Program Gives Music Students Up-Close Access To World-Class Performers
By HC News |
THE D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION'S SOUND CHECK PROGRAM GIVES MUSIC STUDENTS UP-CLOSE ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS PERFORMERS ON STAGE
NEXT SCHEDULED EVENTS INCLUDE LARRY CAMPBELL AT CITY WINERY NY APRIL 1 + BLACK VIOLIN AT CITY WINERY NASHVILLE APRIL 8
The D'Addario Foundation is proud to announce Sound Check, a new initiative that invites music students in the Foundation's partner programs to interact with world-class performers on stage. This exciting new program and opportunity for young musicians invites students to a musician's sound check that takes place before a scheduled performance. Students have the opportunity to ask questions, watch the artists rehearse, and in some cases perform on stage with them. Up to 30 students are invited to attend across multiple local programs funded by the Foundation. The D'Addario Foundation is a non-profit organization primarily funded by D'Addario, the world's largest maker of instrument strings and based in Long Island, NY.
The Sound Check program launched with Los Lobos recently at New York's City Winery venue with over 20 students attending, and the Nashville edition of the program took place with Buddy & Jim (Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale) earlier this month at the Nashville City Winery location. See below for April's scheduled Sound Check programs.
Upcoming D'Addario Foundation Sound Check events for April 2016 include:
Larry Campbell: April 1, 2016 (NYC - City Winery)
Black Violin: April 8, 2016 (Nashville - City Winery)
More Sound Check events are being planned for the rest of 2016, at the City Winery locations in New York, Nashville and Chicago. Stay tuned for more information.
The D'Addario Foundation is also proud to announce that they are a benefactor of the Music of David Bowie Tribute concerts taking place this week at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. These concerts are the latest installment in impresario Michael Dorf of City Winery's respected tribute concert series, with 100% of the net proceeds going to music education programs for underprivileged youth. http://musicof.org
About the D'Addario Foundation:
The D'Addario Foundation is a not-for-profit grant making organization providing support to over 200+ music education programs in underserved communities annually. Primarily funded by D'Addario and Company, the Foundation has donated $10 million to insure children of all socio-economic backgrounds have access to quality music instruction that enhances both academic and social development. D'Addario is a family-run business with a 300-year history of making instrument strings and accessories and currently makes 700,000 strings a day at their Long Island factory. They are currently the world's largest maker of instrument strings and are led by CEO Jim D'Addario who has been profiled in NY Times, Forbes, Fast Company and more for his innovative approach.
In addition, The D'Addario Foundation has presented over 25 guitarists from far-reaching corners of the globe as part of their Performance Series, which began in 2010. The events are an important step in the careers of these artists and in most cases represent their first-ever performances in the US. The level of talent showcased is astounding and can be appreciated by a music fan of any genre.