Midsummer’s Music and its resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, earned a $4,000 grant from the Women’s Fund to support the quartet’s education and outreach mission. The funds cover activities that began in January.
Among the quartet’s community programs are the B Double Sharp program, which presents mini concerts for the aging or disabled and their caregivers; and the Einstein Series, which is a highly interactive program for school-aged children that includes private and group lessons, school and classroom visits, and discussions about string quartet music, relating it to relevant topics in the children’s studies and lives.
The coronavirus has inspired the quartet to develop new, innovative strategies, such as providing virtual concerts on the Midsummer’s Music website – midsummersmusic.com – and Facebook page. The live B Double Sharp and Einstein Series programs are scheduled to resume in May.