The Music Takes Action Benefit Event is Presented by The Junior League of Erie

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 11:15 AM
The Music Takes Action Benefit Event is Presented by The Junior League of Erie by Ella Julian

Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Junior League of Erie and the Erie Philharmonic will come together on Nov. 30 to help change the lives of local underprivileged children. A benefit recital at the Erie Art Museum will feature live music from the acoustic duo “Delaware Gap,” a jazz combo, drinks, a meet and greet with Erie Philharmonic’s Maestro Daniel Meyer, and a silent auction. The evening will culminate in a performance featuring musicians of the Erie Philharmonic orchestra. Proceeds will directly sustain a long-term residency program at St. Benedict’s Center Early Childhood Program, as well as additional music outreach efforts in the area.

“The Erie Philharmonic aims to bring music into preschool classes to promote language and literacy development, and to prepare them for success in school and beyond.”

Funds raised for the residency program will support the ongoing work of teaching artist Sarah Lee, who has devoted her musical talents to creating positive musical experiences and fostering early music appreciation and literacy skills in young students. The Erie Philharmonic aims to bring music into preschool classes to promote language and literacy development, and to prepare them for success in school and beyond.

Since its start two years ago, the small residency reaching just 30 students has grown to a 20-week, 60-day program serving more than twice that many. Data collected over the past two years has already shown the program to have a life-changing effect on the students involved, according to the event’s website.

By participating in this exciting evening, you will be helping to ensure the program is funded for the year to come. – Ella Julian

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. // Erie Art Museum, 411 State St. // $40 // 316.706.7947 // juniorleagueoferie.com

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