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Caeli Smith

6th Borough Quartet Japan Benefit Concert

April 15, 2011 at 4:59 AM

If you are in New York this weekend, please stop by to hear the 6th Borough Quartet  play a benefit concert for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The concert will be on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, between 79th and 80th. 

The concert is free to the public. A freewill donation is requested to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donations are fully tax-deductible. All proceeds go to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund at the Japan Society.

6th Borough Quartet is comprised of four Philadelphians, all currently studying at Juilliard: me and sisters Clare and Maria Semes on violin; me and Maria on viola; and Mitch Lyon on cello. We've known one another since we were very young, playing together at Settlement Music School, Tempe Music Prep, and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. We play a variety of styles-- classical, of course, as well as jazz and world music.

Our program on Saturday includes Haydn's "Quinten", Puccini's "Crisantemi", Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F (with guest artist Hsuan-Fong Chen), some Michael Mc Lean, and Jeremy Cohen's arrangement of Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk.

The concert is FREE and open to all. We are requesting a freewill donation. All receipts will be donated to the Japan America Society's Disaster Relief Fund. 

A reception will follow with home-backed cookies!

Please come! We hope to see you there! We're doing a second concert on May 20th in Philadelphia.

6th Borough Quartet

6th Borough Quartet: Clare Semes, Mitch Lyon, Caeli Smith, Maria Semes

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