Northwestern’s Music Marathon

Northwestern University’s music program will be putting on a 26-hour benefit concert in Regenstein Recital hall (50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL) to raise funds for The People’s Music School. This wonderful charity is a non-profit community music school in Chicago that provides free music lessons and instruction to low-income children.

Students and faculty raise $100 for a 15-minute set during the performance, which starts on May 1, at 8 p.m. Headliners The Gentlemen of NUCO will open up the marathon – they are a student strings and percussion ensemble who perform original Radiohead transcriptions (see video below). Also performing will be Chicago-based Howard Levy, a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, pianist Anthony Molinaro and new jazz faculty member Victor Goines.

This one-of-a-kind event hopes to raise enough money for more than over 1,000 music lessons to the under-priveleged. Clearly, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a few sets, but if you can’t make it, consider a donation at http://musicmarathonconcert.org/donate.html, and visit the website where the entire concert will be webcast live.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Td-0h4uF4[/youtube]

One Reply to “Northwestern’s Music Marathon”

  1. I’ve been working in art activism for several years and and am always looking to broaden my understanding of the value of human expression, these kinds of events where a community comes together around an artistic organization is one such inspiring example

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