Community for All Project (Chelsea, MA)
Eureka is partnering with the Museum at Walnut Street Synagogue and the Chelsea Collaborative to offer free performances celebrating the rich diversity of the Chelsea community on November 5th, 15th, and 19th 2017.
Each concert will feature classical musicians from the Greater Boston Area as well as “orchestra playgrounds,” where children and adults can see, touch, and play instruments with the musicians.
The mission of this project is to raise awareness and support for the immigrant community in Chelsea by using the way in which musicians come together (from many different backgrounds and experiences) to create harmony as a model for how communities can integrate immigrants and refugees. The series will be implemented in partnership with local organizations to ensure greatest possible impact for our local audiences.
Each event consists of four parts:
Musician / Instrument Introductions.
Interactive workshops with instruments and ensembles.
Symposium style talks with members of the community.
Performance by Eureka
Feedback from 2017 Concerts:
"The performances were wonderful and I loved looking around the room at the faces of Chelsea's young people, quietly listening to gorgeous music from different parts of Latin America, at the Walnut St. Synagogue. Surrounded by signs of Chelsea’s rich Jewish immigrant past at the shul, I was so moved to be among youth representing Chelsea’s immigrant present, Jews, Christians, and Muslims together, connected by our stories, and by the magnificent music."
-Ellen Rovner, Ph.D.