Dr. Susan Harris, president of Friends of Music Concerts, announced that the Rea Charitable Trust has awarded an educational grant to support the work of Friends of Music Concerts.
The Rea Trust supports “promotion of the arts” through the generosity of the late Isabel McClintic Rea, a gifted pianist and friend of the arts. “We are deeply pleased to have received this wonderful grant for our organization,” said Dr. Harris, expressing gratitude to the Rea Charitable Trust and its trustees at Wells Fargo Bank for their generosity.
It is the largest donation Friends of Music Concerts has received in many years. Since Friends of Music Concerts is an all-volunteer organization, the full amount of the grant will support our Partnerships in Education program. Board member Alan Mandel was instrumental in securing the grant.
Rosella Ranno, chair of our Education Committee said “Our Partnership in Education program is the vehicle through which we hope to create future generations of classical music lovers and life-long supporters of the arts by enriching existing music programs at school districts across Westchester County. The Partnerships provide full day residencies bringing award-winning young artists to interact with students through performances, clinical workshops and master classes. All this is provided at no cost to the participating school district, so the generous gift of the Rea Trust will help us to maintain our programs during these challenging times.”
Friends of Music Concerts also supports music education by providing free tickets to students for all of our chamber music performances. More information about the Partnership in Education program and applications are available at our website.