Musical Masterworks’ community involvement program commenced during the 1997-1998 season.
For over 20 years,
Musical Masterworks has presented over 125 chamber music programs and workshops to over 35,000 students in more than 20 schools, located in New London, Waterford, Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Essex, Norwich and Montville. Artists who have appeared include the Quinteto Latino, Imani Winds, the Marian Anderson String Quartet, the Asylum Quartet, the Harlem String Quartet, the Chiara String Quartet and the Ritz Chamber Players.
Continuing our commitment to bring great music to the children of our communities,
our Outreach Program will present Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet, winner of the 2015 Astral Artist National Auditions. The ensemble will present performances and workshops in New London and Norwich county schools during the second week of November.
Project Fusion strives to entertain and inspire audiences as well as promote camaraderie among artists through unique collaborations. Formed in 2010 by graduates of the Eastman School of Music, Project Fusion has been praised for staging engaging and communicative concerts, achieved in part through the distinctive feat of performing musical programs exclusively from memory.
The ensemble is also known for its diverse musical programming that includes new music, standard repertoire for the saxophone quartet, as well as arrangements and transcriptions. The quartet has captured top prizes in the world’s most prestigious chamber music competitions.
Comprised of dedicated and passionate teachers, Project Fusion has presented convocations, clinics, and workshops in numerous K-12 schools as well as residencies and master classes at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The ensemble is dedicated to public arts outreach, and has also presented recitals and educational programs in retirement communities, libraries, churches, and civic centers across the U.S. Project Fusion’s name is derived from the philosophy that music is an infinite, ongoing “project” guided by a sense of adventure and creativity, and that the “fusion” of ideas results in meaningful and enjoyable artistic creations.
Many thanks to The Kitchings Family Foundation for sponsoring our Outreach Program.