Center Stage Strings
June 2015 Newsletterl
2015 Camp & Festival
June 21 to July 12

Mark your calendar!  We hope to see you at one or more of our exciting summer concerts featuring world-class faculty, guest artists, and students! Thirty-five of our country's brightest have been selected to play and study great music in the natural beauty of the Sequoias for our sixth season of Center Stage Strings.  Come up to visit us and see what all the talk is about!  Only 3-4 hour drive from Los Angeles.
Click HERE for our Summer Music Festival Calendar.

Celebrating the Success of our
"Multiply the Music" Campaign

ThankDanielle Belen Center Stage Strings you to all who participated in our "Multiply the Music" campaign. I am thrilled to announce that we have reached our goal of $50,000 and, as promised, I have matched it with my recent $50,000 Sphinx Award.

Together, this $100,000 enables us to off
icially announce that we will expand the camp to four weeks long in 2016!

This is a critical step for us.  Most serious young music students, and their teachers back home, expect to be able to work with the best faculty at various festivals for as long as possible to fill their long summer break. Four weeks makes us all the more attractive for a young artist to attend as their primary destination for the summer.  

Although our MTM campaign officially ended on May 1, we still need your help. They say it takes a village to raise a child - well, to raise a child with a cello it takes a village and also a lot of money! Costly instruments, private lessons, college audition tours and summer camp all place financial demands on our CSS families. We are very aware of these demands and never turn a deserving student away for financial reasons.  

Please consider contributing to CSS in any way that you can and do come and visit us this summer in Three Rivers and see what all the talk is about!

Thank you for your support,
Danielle Belen
Founder and Artistic Director
Center Stage Strings

Annual Benefit Concert Big Success

Simone Porter Center Stage StringsOur Annual Benefit Concert, held Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Colburn School, featured Center Stage Strings alumna, violinist Simone Porter. Simone is a rising star in the classical music world, this past year making her debut with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and already soloing with orchestras around the world. Her performance and that of other CSS Students and Faculty provided the audience with living examples of how CSS is effecting the future of classical music.

We are especially pleased to announce that Simone has agreed to be our Guest Artist at the CSS Summer Music Camp & Festival.
 2015 CSS Benefit Concert
See our Concert Schedule and purchase your tickets today.

We wish you a lively summer, full of music and gratitude! Thank you for supporting Center Stage Strings.


Make a Tax Exempt Donation to Center Stage Strings
Center Stage Strings Music Camp & Festival depend heavily on donations for student scholarships. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible.

Video Performances
Enjoy some of the highlight performances from this year's camp and check out all of our videos on our Youtube Channel.

Brahms Piano Quartet - CSS Faculty

Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 in a minor - Naeun Kim, violin
Schumann Adagio and Allegro - Iona Batchelder, cello
Czardas for Three Violins
- Sena Cho, Kevin Miura, Ray Ushikubo

6th Season!
Now 3 Weeks Long
June 21 - July 12

Simone Porter Center Stage Strings Guest Artist
Saturday, June 27
7:30 pm

Purchase tickets

View Performance Videos from our YouTube Channel
See article below.

View photos from the 2014 Summer Camp on the Website

CSS Students

View local newpaper articles about the Summer Camp



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