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ONLINE Virtual Community Concert Spring Benefit: A Symphony of Bloomingdale at Bloomingdale School of Music

ONLINE Virtual Community Concert Spring Benefit: A Symphony of Bloomingdale

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Bloomingdale School of Music announces a virtual community concert and spring benefit A Symphony of Bloomingdale: In the Key of Hope. A Symphony of Bloomingdale honors Erika S. Floreska, Bloomingdale School of Music Executive Director from 2014-2020, for her achievements in expanding access to arts education, and celebrates the power of music and this talented & dedicated community! There are several ways to participate, including donating to the benefit or attending one of the Bloomingdale spring events. The evening will be broadcast via Zoom. Each year, Bloomingdale School of Music organizes a spring benefit punctuated with inspiring performances by BSM students and faculty. This year's event includes a variety of performances including songs from Rent and The Wizard of Oz as well as pieces by Bloomingdale's Van Lier and Arena/D'Eletto Fellows. This annual event raises money for Bloomingdale's programs and Student Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to afford it, and this year is more important than ever. The benefit also honors members of society who have shown a commitment to high-quality music access. In her tenure at Bloomingdale, Erika S. Floreska raised over $1M for capital improvements to the 100+ year old brownstone including new air conditioning, upgraded percussion room, 2nd floor, and new pianos in the future. She connected BSM to the external community through new educational partnerships with local schools, head start and retirement communities as well as securing performance opportunities for BSM students throughout NYC. She expanded access through these partnerships, and extensive performance series by BSM's acclaimed faculty provide free of charge to neighbors, family and friends. Her tenure was bookended by the 50th Anniversary concert in her first year where BSM was founded, and TV Makeover of the Concert Hall and backyard in her last year. Program Performances by MAP Students Name: Julian Walther Performance Selection: Beethoven Romance in F Major  Original Artist/Composer: Ludwig V. Beethoven Name: Aaron Nichols Performance selection: "Boats against the current" Original artist/Composer of the selection: Aaron Nichols Name: Layton (Yang) Zhang Performance Selection: Gardens in the Rain Original Aritst/Composer: Jardins Sous La Pluie Debussy  Name: Alexa N. Carmona Performance Selection: A Song Without Words Original artist/Composer: Felix Mendelssohn 

All proceeds go towards supporting and providing access to Bloomingdale's music programs. Advanced registration required. 

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