Classical music as played by the incredible talents of the Heifetz International Music Institute! This program is an amazing opportunity for the region to experience world-class musicians in a meaningful way and in an intimate setting.
JAC is thrilled to announce our May 2017 classical music residency in partnership with the acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute. This program, which began in October 2013, will include an in-school educational component in addition to musicales in local homes, and a public concert at the JAC. The residency and public concert are incredible opportunities for the region to experience world-class musicians in a meaningful way and in an intimate setting. It is a unique opportunity for audiences, young music students and community members throughout Newport County and beyond to experience the incredible talents of some of the most accomplished young artists from the Heifetz International Music Institute.
For this eighth residency, the musicians will spend a week in Jamestown. During their time in RI, they will give presentations and small group workshops at local schools including Thompson Middle School in Newport, Melrose Elementary School in Jamestown, & Lawn Middle School in Jamestown . The musicians will also have the opportunity to perform several musicales in private homes and provide an open dress rehearsal to groups from senior living facilities and mental health and social services agencies.
MAY 2017 HEIFETZ ON TOUR MUSICIANS: Stephanie Block, Clare Bradford, Wynton Grant and Yezu Woo (see below for more information)
Public Concert on Saturday, May 20, 7:00pm
“It was simply amazing to have the opportunity to play with these exceptional musicians. I learned how to make my music more fluent and emotional. It was so much fun to play with the Heifetz musicians and improv with them. I think that learning from professional musicians is a cool and exciting way to learn. They inspired me to have fun with music, not just to play it.” Joshua, Student, Jamestown School – Lawn
“The performance was astounding, outstanding, inspiring, engaging, and a multitude of wonderful adjectives!!!! Everyone was so blessed to be there to hear it.” – Polly Hutcheson, audience member