My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shelter Music Boston, Arlington, MA, USA
I have been following the work of SMB for two years now and continue to be impressed and awed by the emotional support and comfort the music has provided for people in need. Julie Leven, the brilliant organizer behind this non-profit, has donated countless hours to creating and implementing a comprehensive program developed to offer "musical sustenance " to hundreds of the homeless and needy. Leven, an accomplished professional violinist, works side by side with other musicians - playing lovely classical music that often evokes an emotional response from audience members. Leven takes the time after each piece played to discuss with the shelter clients the intense feelings they might be experiencing as a result of the music. If you have never attended one of SMB's concerts you are missing out on a wonderful experience - moments filled with joy, laughter, sadness and humility. SMB presents an offer to all - to sit back and enjoy the peace and momentary serenity music can provide.
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