BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT. Hailed as “the queen of children’s music” by People Magazine, Laurie Berkner will perform a solo concert benefiting Third Street Music School Settlement.
The concert, Berkner’s only New York City show this season, is part of an ongoing series of events celebrating the 120th anniversary of Third Street Music School Settlement, whose alumni range from Broadway and film composer Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Frozen) and indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson (Girls Chase Boys) to 1920s hit-maker Irving Caesar (Tea for Two).
Third Street was founded in 1894 as part of the settlement movement, offering music instruction and social services to the Lower East Side’s immigrant population. Today its East Village location provides music and dance instruction to nearly 5,000 students ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens, with more than 75% benefiting from financial aid and free or low-cost instruction. The school’s dual goal of access and excellence ensures that all its students reach their full potential, wherever this aspirations and talents lead them.
Date: Saturday, February 7th [Read more…] about BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT