My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shelter Music Boston, Arlington, MA, USA
I've had several connections with SMB. 1. In connection with my work as Director of Lifetime Learning, which serves about 200 people in Newton and surrounding communities, I invited Julie and her group (just before they incorporated as SMB) to join us as a guest of Lifetime Learning's Classical Music Concert Series. This musically knowledgeable audience of Lifetime Learners loved the performance and was deeply moved by SMB's mission. 2. I was so impressed with Julie and SMB's mission that I co-sponsored a friend-raiser/fund-raiser concert in a friend's home; it was a big success. 3. To assist SMB in expanding their venues, I sponsored a concert series at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP). I had the good fortune to attend one of the concerts at BHCHP and witness the reactions of this center's guests. It was hugely powerful to watch Julie make personal connections with this homeless population that was temporarily living at the center. She carefully crafted the concert for them, and personally engaged the residents in conversation at the beginning of and between each selection. From their comments following the concert, it was clear they were deeply touched by the complete experience and were looking forward to attending the next concerts.
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