National Symphony Orchestra Education Concert
Jun
7
11:30 AM11:30

National Symphony Orchestra Education Concert

Sound Impact is proud to become an In-School Ensemble with the National Symphony Orchestra. Sound Impact’s education program inspires self-esteem for even the youngest audience member. This engaging program explores themes of embracing our differences and staying true to oneself through the story "The Trouble With Ben" (music by composer D.J. Sparr, lyrics and story by Grammy award winning writer Barry Louis Polisar) and the timeless music from West Side Story (arranged by John Wineglass). This program features interactive games to deepen the experience and understanding of these string instruments and new sounds and textures of contemporary music brought to life by a string trio.

Anne Donaldson, violin; Tiffany Richardson, viola; Danielle Cho, cello

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National Orchestral Institute + Festival Residency
May
30
to Jun 19

National Orchestral Institute + Festival Residency

  • Clarice Performing Arts Center (map)
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During National Orchestra Institute + Festival 2019, Sound Impact collaborates with NOI+F to guide NOI+F Fellowship Ensemble Adelphi Quartet in the curation of an educational residency in Washington, D.C.'s Youth Services Center at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

Sound Impact and the Adelphi Quartet will co-create a socially relevant curriculum that empowers incarcerated teenagesrs to find healthy channels to express their voices and expand their perspectives. The community-centered residency, "Use Your Voice" will focus on self-expression and teamwork through a combination of interactive performances of classical, contemporary and popular music paired with writing exercises and collaborative activities culminating in a performance.

Sound Impact Team: Derek Powell, violin - Tiffany Richardson, viola - Danielle Cho, cello

Adelphi Quartet: Brendon Elliott, violin - Julian Maddox, violin - Omar Shelly, viola - Marza Wilks, cello

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Code Listen: Music for Healing and Dialogue @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Code Listen: Music for Healing and Dialogue @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Led by Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Shaw Pong Liu Sound Impact collaborates with the Code Listen Ensemble made up of Boston police, teen artists, and mothers who've lost their sons to homicide. This performance weaves together original music, stories, and poetry in a powerful performance that invites a nationwide conversation on violence, policing, and racism.

The performance features theatre direction by Pascale Florestal and guest artists including Nadia Washington (vocals), Jason Palmer (jazz trumpet), Elise Blake (violin), Sandy Choi (violin), Tiffany Richardson (viola) and Danielle Cho (cello).

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Apr
24
11:15 AM11:15

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Omnifarium: Viola meets Trumpet meets Piano, an unexpected and intriguing combination
Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Omnifarium: Viola meets Trumpet meets Piano, an unexpected and intriguing combination

Sound Impact is honored to be a part of the Inaugural WoCo Festival, presented by the Boulanger Initiative. The Boulanger Initiative’s mission is to work towards greater inclusivity, and to enrich our collective understanding of what music is, has been, and can be. Sound Impact is proud to bring voices to these women composers.

Omnifarium: Spanning centuries, continents, strings, keys and brass, Omnifarium seeks to bring unlikely pairings of sounds and content together in a harmonious and unexpected way. Images of the Welsh sea from Grace Williams and Auerbach’s mountains of Siberia elide into the meditative melodies of Hildegard, juxtaposed with Libby Larsen’s poignant memoriam to the lives lost in 9/11 brings a new, inspiring look at chamber collaborations.

Trumpet Concerto, Grace Williams - O vis aeterhitatis, Hildegard von Bingen - 24 Preludes, #24, Lera Auerbach - Sifting Through the Ruins, Libby Larsen - Love You Truly, Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Featuring Amy McCabe, trumpet; Tiffany Richardson, viola; Sophia Kim Cook, piano

Tickets available: https://www.boulangerinitiative.org/tickets

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Second Annual Play In at Kohl Mansion
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Second Annual Play In at Kohl Mansion

Join us for the Second Annual Play In: produced by Sound Impact in association with Music at Kohl Mansion! After a brief performance by Sound Impact, experience one of the great joys of being a musician and meet new friends at a chamber music reading party. Students, music hobbyists and professional performing artists are encouraged to bring their instruments to join in the fun! We will have some standard chamber music on hand. Bring your favorite sheet music and a folding stand if you wish. Whether or not you play an instrument, please join us for a great evening of music and community! RSVP is required, register here!

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Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Educational Residency
Feb
20
to Feb 22

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Educational Residency

Sound Impact returns to Roanoke for their second Education Residency with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. The students will learn about a bear named Ben, as we explore themes of embracing our differences and staying true to ourselves. Sound Impact’s newest education program inspires self-esteem for even the youngest audience member. This engaging new program explores themes of embracing our differences and staying true to oneself through the story "The Trouble With Ben" (music by composer D.J. Sparr, lyrics and story by Grammy award winning writer Barry Louis Polisar) and the timeless music from West Side Story (arranged by John Wineglass). This program features interactive games to deepen the experience and understanding of these string instruments and new sounds and textures of contemporary music brought to life by a string trio.

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Orange County Public Schools Educational Residency
Feb
19
9:00 AM09:00

Orange County Public Schools Educational Residency

Sound Impact’s newest education program inspires self-esteem for even the youngest audience member. This engaging program explores themes of embracing our differences and staying true to oneself through the story “The Trouble With Ben” (music by composer D.J. Sparr, lyrics and story by Grammy award winning writer Barry Louis Polisar). Featuring violinist Anne Donaldson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Danielle Cho.

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Feb
12
10:30 AM10:30

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

  • Spring Valley Elementary School (map)
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Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Feb
12
8:30 AM08:30

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Feb
11
10:30 AM10:30

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music
Feb
11
8:45 AM08:45

Kohl for Kids: Time Travel through Music

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Music Moves Me” Sound Impact’s newest education program leads the students through an interactive time travel adventure. This engaging new program spans music from 1263 to 2018, and takes students on a journey to meet composers in their hometowns throughout the US and around the world. Connecting with poetry, nature, historical and cultural context, this program travels through time and space, exploring the evolution of music through the eyes of a string trio. Featuring violinist Rebecca Jackson, violist Tiffany Richardson and cellist Katie Youn. This program is made possible by Music at Kohl Mansion.

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Jul
8
to Jul 14

International Music Festival Sifais

This July marks our sixth international tour to CR, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with FASE, Inc. The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education and Sifais to produce the first Festival International de Musica del Sifais. Hundreds of students will be traveling to La Carpio to receive Bornoff teacher training, masterclasses, and orchestra training. Sound Impact's team will be presenting free chamber music concerts and masterclasses throughout the community. We are excited to welcome aboard violinist Maureen Conlon Gutierrez and violist Frank Shaw.

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May
31
11:15 AM11:15

Kohl for Kids

Rebecca Jackson, violin; Tiffany Richardson, viola; Katie Youn, cello

Rebecca Jackson, violin; Tiffany Richardson, viola; Katie Youn, cello

Sound Impact is one of the 2018 resident ensembles for music in the schools at Music at Kohl Mansion. Inspired by the belief that the arts strengthen communities, Music at Kohl Mansion, now in its 35th season, presents world-class chamber concerts in the historic Kohl Mansion and music education in public schools on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Aligned with Kohl for Kids’ theme “Everyone Has a Voice” Sound Impact’s newest education program inspires self-esteem for even the youngest audience member. This engaging new program explores themes of embracing our differences and staying true to oneself through the story "The Trouble With Ben" (music by composer D.J. Sparr, lyrics and story by Grammy award winning writer Barry Louis Polisar) and the timeless music from West Side Story (arranged by John Wineglass). This program features interactive games to deepen the experience and understanding of these string instruments and new sounds and textures of contemporary music brought to life by a string trio.

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May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Music in May Mainstage Concert

A world premiere by Polina Nazaykinskaya, Hope for solo violin in memory of David Arben, Shostakovich Piano Quintet and Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings led by renowned soloist Cho-Liang Lin. Co-founders of Sound Impact will be featured in this concert alongside Anna Polonsky, Jonah Kim, Jaime Amador, Daniel Stewart, L.P. How, and more... for more information visit www.musicinmay.org

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May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall Residency Day 3

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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May
20
12:30 PM12:30

Santa Clara Juvenile Hall Residency Day 3

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall Residency Day 2

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Santa Clara Juvenile Hall Residency Day 2

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Brook Knoll Elementary School

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Their outreach at Brook Knoll Elementary will be for the special needs students, most of which are non verbal, each requiring their own caretaker. SI will perform its newest commission "The Trouble with Ben" featuring music composed by D.J. Sparr and lyrics and story written by Grammy award winner Barry Louis Polisar.

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Santa Clara Juvenile Hall Residency Day 1

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall Residency Day 1

Resident outreach ensemble at Music in May, Sound Impact co-founders Danielle Cho, Tiffany Richardson, and Rebecca Jackson will present interactive music programs to hundreds of underserved youth in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties from May 17 through May 25.

Sound Impact's outreach to incarcerated youth first began in 2014 at the Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall. Since then, SI has expanded its programs at detention centers across the U.S.

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"The Trouble With Ben" hosted by McLean Project for the Arts
May
12
4:30 PM16:30

"The Trouble With Ben" hosted by McLean Project for the Arts

Sound Impact performs on McLean Project for the Arts new Art + Music Concert Series. This outdoor performance is perfect for the whole family, and features "The Trouble With Ben" (music by composer D.J. Sparr, lyrics and story by Grammy award winning writer Barry Louis Polisar). Join us to learn about a bear named Ben, as we explore themes of embracing our differences and staying true to ourselves.

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