Masterclass and Fundraising Concert for El Sistema Kenya

ESK fundraising concert - July 2018 - 2-page-001.jpg The Kenya Conservatoire of Music and El Sistema Kenya (ESK) has the honour to invite you to a masterclass and a concert hosted by James Lyon and Hannah Emmrich. James is a professor of music at Penn State, and is a member of the violin and chamber music faculty at the Wintergreen Academy in Virginia. He performs on an 1869 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, as well a 1983 violin crafted by American Luthier David Burgess. He is married to cellist Carol Purdy Lyon and resides in Boalsburg, PA. Hannah Emmrich is a pianist, teacher and choir director from the UK, now working as Music Director at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi. She started her musical studies with Enloc Wu, attending the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London, and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge before deciding to pursue music full-time. Date: Monday, 30th July 2018 Time: Masterclass 2:00 – 5:00pm Concert 7:30pm Location: The Kenya Conservatoire of Music Ballet Studio Suggested Entrance fee: Kshs. 1,000/-

You are welcome to donate any amount you can give. All donations and proceeds from the concert will help support El Sistema Kenya. El Sistema Kenya is an education-based social change initiative founded in 2014 in Kawangware, a slum in Nairobi. Our goal is to change the lives of underprivileged young students in East Africa, nearly all of whom are taught through rote memorization and often do not receive opportunities to become creative, well-educated individuals and better their lives. We have seen the power of music to change lives – in the Americas and Europe similar programs have helped over 2 million students, and in Africa organizations such as the Kenya National Youth Orchestra have already shown powerful results.

El Sistema Kenya (ESK) is led by local music teachers, all of whom have spent years involved with musical performance and education in Kenya. They are currently working in Kawangware, Waithaka, and Juja, teaching voice, recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello to around 200 children from ages 4-18.

For more information on the event, please call us on 0720962288

Posted in Events on Jul 04, 2018