Greensboro, NC. April 21, 2017 – Music for a Great Space (MGS) featured the beloved Borromeo String Quartet in the first annual Music for a Great Cause concert.
The Music for a Great Cause concert was established as a way for MGS to give back to the Greensboro community. This event featured an all day collaboration between MGS, the Borromeo String Quartet, and Sanctuary House. Sanctuary House Executive Director Jodi Lorenzo-Schibley said, “We are very excited about this collaboration and exploring the ways that music can affect and impact our members and the community at large.”
Founded in 2002, Sanctuary House is an organization offering rehabilitation programming for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Members do not live at Sanctuary House but use it as a base of support to learn new skills, build confidence and prepare for a purposeful and rewarding life. Sanctuary House also operates an in-house bakery which provides delicious baked goods to the community while also giving Sanctuary House members an opportunity to train and develop work skills which they can apply with future employers.
The Music for a Great Cause event will began with a private performance by the Borromeo String Quartet for the Sanctuary House members in the morning. In the evening, the quartet then performed on the MGS concert series. The day concluded with a post-concert reception hosted by A Sweet Success Bakery. The reception will allowed MGS audiences, Sanctuary House guests, and the Borromeo String Quartet members the opportunity to interact and celebrate the events of the day.
MGS donated 50% of all ticket sales for the Friday evening concert to Sanctuary House to support the important work they are doing in the Greensboro Community.
The Borromeo String Quartet has residencies at the New England Conservatory and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Celebrating their 26th year, they have been called “A remarkably accomplished string quartet, not simply for its high technical polish and refined tone, but more importantly for the searching musical insights it brings.” by the The Chicago Tribune. In addition, the quartet champions the work of new composers and new music technologies. Members include Yeesun Kim on cello, Mai Motobuchi on viola, Kristopher Tong on 2nd violin, and North Carolina native Nicolas Kitchen on 1st violin.
The concert will took place on April 21, 7:30pm at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. Borromeo with a special open education presentation at Greensboro Day School.