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Chamber Music Concert at FPS to benefit human rights organizations

On February 24, at 7:30pm the First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist will be sponsoring an evening of beautiful chamber music and fund-raising, with the debut of the Thoreau Way Ensemble.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Launched by violinist and Sudbury resident Nicki Payne and colleagues Liana Zaretsky, violin, Emily Rome, viola, and Rebecca Thornblade, cello, the Thoreau Way Ensemble is a group of professional musicians dedicated to social justice causes and the preservation of our democracy.

The group aims to bring people from the community together to focus attention on urgent issues such as the protection of civil rights, governmental accountability, immigrant rights, our environment, health care, racial justice, women’s health, and LGBTQ rights.  Each concert will feature a national or local organization dedicated to social justice efforts.  The organization chosen for this concert is the American Civil Liberties Union.

The program includes works of Dvořák, Martinu, and Gershwin and will be approximately one hour’s duration, followed by a light reception with beer and wine.  We hope you will come enjoy the opportunity to make donations directly to the ACLU, connect with other concerned people, and enjoy an hour of beautiful music.  Suggestions for future concerts and target organizations are highly encouraged.

The Thoreau Way Ensemble members are donating their time and talents and hope many will be inspired to attend and hear some culturally cleansing beautiful music.  Please join us!