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Kids Need Music Benefit Concert
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$30
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“A Kaleidoscope of Hope” will feature pianist Gili Melamed-Lev and violinist Emmanuel Vukovich performing pieces by Piazzolla, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Paganini, and Sarasate. All proceeds will be used to purchase band instruments to be donated to the Hudson City School District.
“Kids Need Music ensures that every child that wishes to participate in the music program in the Hudson City School district is able to do so by repairing old or purchasing new instruments,” says Kids Need Music President Craig Bender. “Hundreds of students have benefited from this program. Please note that if you can’t attend the concert, but would still like to support the project, donations are welcome: www.KidsNeedMusic.org.”
Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev is recognized for her artistic vision, unique artistry, and innovative programming. She enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist. She is the co-founder and artistic director for Jazz and Classics for Change (www.jazzandclassicsforchange.org) and a member of the Lev-Evans duo. Having performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Israel, she is a passionate advocate of music education giving master classes at the Schenectady Community College School of Music, Williams College, Bard College, and her private studio.
Violinist Emmanuel Vukovich is emerging internationally as a violinist of technical virtuosity, musical integrity, and artistic maturity performing across North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He was the grand-prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and recipient of the inaugural Schulich Golden Violin Award. As a three-time recipient of The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank, he currently plays on a 1753 Johannes Baptiste Guadagnini violin.
The Academy has installed multiple Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers and limited seating in its auditorium. Academy leadership is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Columbia County, as well as recommendations from health authorities, and will adjust protocols as necessary.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.