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Curtis Students Perform Day of Service to Benefit William Cramp Elementary School, a City of Philadelphia Designated Community School

Book-themed MLK Day of Service project to help in the reopening of the Cramp Elementary Library

Monday, January 16, 2017; performance begins at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: William Cramp Elementary School, 3449 N. Mascher Street, Philadelphia

WHAT: Students from the Curtis Institute of Music partner with the William Cramp Elementary School community in an effort to reopen the school’s library which has been closed for the past five years. The Curtis musicians will volunteer their time painting, organizing, cleaning, and decorating the school as part of Curtis’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. They will also present a brief, casual fundraising concert with performances by Curtis brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, and opera students; Cramp preschool students learning violin through a Suzuki program established by Curtis ArtistYear Fellow Shannon Lee (Violin ’16); and a Latin dance performance by Centro Nueva Creación. 

The concert takes place in the school’s cafeteria at 3449 N. Mascher Street in Philadelphia. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the concert begins at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided by Urban Hope Church.

Tickets: $10, available online; proceeds benefit the reopening of the William Cramp Elementary School Library  

More Information: 

Jennifer Kallend, Curtis Institute of Music 
Office: (215) 717-3190 
Cell: (215) 622-6195

Deana Gamble, Mayor’s Office of Education 
Cell: (267) 438-7548

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