Dean Robert L. Blocker, Yale University
"I sinserely hope that this unique organization will continue to grow and thrive for many years to come"
Gary Graffman,former Dean of Curtis Institute
In March 2018, the Salon launched a Community Outreach program, featuring Salon de Virtuosi grant winners in partnership with P.S. 51, a wonderful elementary school in midtown Manhattan, and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
We presented two concerts for young children at P.S. 51 featuring violinist Ariel Horowitz in March, 2018 and clarinetist Moran Katz in March, 2019. The children were enchanted by the performances and learned many new things about the instruments and the music. The programs featured material that was taught in the classroom by the school’s energetic music teacher Ms. Katherine Traxler.
In addition, in March, 2019 we held our first Community Outreach Concert in the lovely atrium of the Mt. Sinai Hospital where patients, doctors, visitors, and staff of the hospital were treated to uplifting performances by 2018 Salon Career Grant Winners Danbi Um, violin and the Argus Quartet. The concert was attended by one of Charlotte's doctors, Dr. Christine Chang, and many of the staff, patients and visitors to the hospital.
Our program will continue during our 2019-2020 Season with a new collaboration, in addition to those we have established: a partnership with Grant Avenue Elementary School in the Bronx. We are planning two Educational Outreach and two Community Outreach concerts with our wonderful Salon musicians, who are very eager to share their music and their talents with the broader community.
"I congratulate you on the success of your Salon De Virtuosi and the good use to which you put your success"
"The Salon is a significant influence in the development of young artists' careers...
Indeed the musical life of our nation is richer because of your efforts"