Portals: Community MusicWorks Experimental Music Concert

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Sat, 2016-05-14 18:00 - 19:00


CMW resident musicians and MediaLab students will research PPL’s collections to influence their MediaLab project, which is a CMW initiative designed to expose students to non‐traditional music making as well as audio and visual media skills. The annual experimental music concert, pairing students with local composers, will be performed at PPL as part of the Portals series.

Community MusicWorks’ mission is to create a cohesive urban community through music education and performance that transforms the lives of children, families, and musicians with a model is centered around the teaching, mentoring, program design, and performance activities of our musicians-in-residence, the Community MusicWorks Players.

CMW is a living experiment in forming new roles for musicians in today’s society. At one level, we are focused on creating a viable and satisfying career option for musicians to perform at a high level, teach in a community-based setting, and become positive contributors to community life. At a broader level, this model emphasizes that musicians can play critical roles in our society–in performances, creating spaces for people of diverse backgrounds to connect in community; in teaching, opening opportunities for young people to develop a voice and participate in democratic practices; and in the community, to have musical participation become part of the everyday–instead of rarified–experiences of people, regardless of financial or geographic barriers.


PORTALS is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, as independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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