News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, June 5, 2014
Kneisel Hall awarded grant for community outreach

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival has been awarded a grant from an anonymous foundation to launch a new long-term outreach initiative in the Blue Hill community: “KHBH—Together in Music.” The project will bring a team of Kneisel Hall musicians to Blue Hill for two week-long residencies each year, according to a news release from Kneisel Hall.

The centerpiece of each residency will be creative work within the local schools, including George Stevens Academy and the Blue Hill Consolidated School. The KHBH team will also present interactive performances throughout the community, custom-tailored to each venue, and design creative workshops and projects in collaboration with other community organizations and businesses, including the Blue Hill Public Library, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, and Parker Ridge Retirement Community.

Spearheading the project are alumnae violinist Clara Lyons, violist Megan Griffin and cellist Hannah Collins, all of whom are members of Ensemble ACJW, a highly selective teaching artist training program run by The Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall.

The first residency will take place September 22-27. A full schedule of events will be available this summer. For more information, call the Kneisel Hall office at 374-2811 or email KHBH@kneisel.orgclass="caps">KHBH@kneisel.org>.