A Raft of Wings: The NMS Concert for Human Rights
Neighborhood Music School Recital Hall | 100 Audubon Street, New Haven
(Free and Open to the Public)
Co-presented by Pete DiGennaro and Dr. Jennifer Klein, this concert celebrates the power of cultural practices to overcome fear, unveil truth, and liberate hope. Artists from the NMS faculty, from the Hartford / New Haven Arts Communities and from Cape Verde and Tanzania will perform (via Skype) separately and together, to honor our shared humanity. Amnesty International, Nasty Women New Haven, NYU’s Department of Arts Politics and IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services) will be on hand to share their work and opportunities with everyone. We look forward to seeing you!
Co-Presented by Pete DiGennaro (NMS Rocks, A New Heroism) & Dr. Jen Klein (Yale Univ.) • Skype performances (Cape Verde, Tanzania) • Art from The NMS Pre-School • Aaron Jafferis, Poet •
New Haven Resistance Choir • Suzanne Sepe, Dancer• Rachna Ramya Agrawa, Dancer
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Neighborhood Music School (NMS) is the largest non-profit community arts organization in Connecticut. Founded in 1911 as part of the settlement house movement serving new immigrants to New Haven and now serving nearly 3,000 students from 80-plus cities and towns annually, NMS continues its mission to create community, spark potential and share joy through the arts. NMS students, ranging in age from toddlers to seniors in their 90s, study music, dance and drama and participate in over 100 weekly ensembles. NMS offers individual and group instruction on 30-plus instruments and presents more than 250 performances and events each year. NMS also houses an arts-integrated preschool and toddler program, an After School Arts Academy and several summer programs. In addition, NMS provides over $275,000 in financial aid and tuition support for 550 students each year.
NMS programs are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development – Office of the Arts and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, along with many other generous foundations and individuals.