During this Thanksgiving season, all of us at MEE want to extend a sincere note of thanks to all who share in the joy and success of our musical community.
When MEE was founded more than three decades ago, none of us could have possibly foreseen how deeply our music and our mission would touch the lives of so many.
From attendees of our Summer Concert Series programs, to the elementary school students reached by our Youth Chamber Concert Series, to those of you who comprise our loyal Senior/Family Concert Series audiences – we are grateful for your part in our music.
We’re already planning our 2014 concert season and are pleased to announce details of the Peabody Institute Library Close Encounters with Music” Series that starts in December (see below).
As always, thank you for sharing the joy of great music with us. I wish the happiest of Thanksgivings to you, your friends and families. All of us at MEE look forward to another vibrant season of great music in 2014 and to seeing you in our audience very soon!
Maria Benotti Artistic Director
PS: We could not make any of this happen without your generous support. Your donation, no matter the amount, really makes a difference. Making a secure donation online is as easy as clicking here. Thank you in advance for your support!
Save the date for one more performance in 2013!
Please join us on Monday, December 16 at Peabody Institute Library in Peabody for the start of the 2013-2014 “Close Encounters with Music” Series. We’ve prepared a program sure to get you in the holiday spirit with “Winter Holiday Magic: Trolling the Ancient Yuletide Carol; Seeking Hanukkah and Solstice in Word and Song”.
Artists are Samuel Lasman, Narrator; Andrea LeBlanc, Baroque Flute; Sarah Freiberg, Baroque
Cello; and Maria Benotti, Baroque Violin.
Admission is free but reservations are required by calling (978) 531-0100 ext. 10.
|When:|| Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm|
|Where:|| Sutton Room, Peabody Institute Library|
82 Main Street, Peabody, MA
MEE's Artistic Director Maria Benotti joins host Greg Boyer on Cape Ann Report, discussing MEE's mission, concerts and the Music in Our Community program that brings the joy of music to kids, seniors and families on the North Shore. Click here to view – then select Cape Ann Report June 26. The interview with Maria begins at 16:24, about half way through the show.
Music in Our Community is what we call MEE's initiative to make music available, affordable and accessible, and people have let us know how deeply MEE has touched their lives. MEE is committed to making music that matters and integrating it into the tapestry of our community life. Our mission includes outreach programs that bring live chamber music into the community. Our outreach programming is year-round and includes the Youth Chamber Concerts in public schools, free Senior/Family Series and the Peabody Institute Close Encounters with Music series. Click here to learn more.
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Thank you for a Great
Summer Concert Series!
All of us at MEE would like to extend sincere thanks to our loyal audiences; musicians; corporate, philanthropic and community supporters; venue hosts; and volunteers for making our 2013 Summer Concert Series one of the best ever!
Substantial support for the 2013 Concert Season and Music in Our Community Free Outreach Programming, including Senior/Family Series, Youth Chamber Concert Series, Peabody Institute Library Concerts and Really Open Rehearsals, has been generously provided by:
Youth Chamber Concerts:
Marion L. Decrow Foundation
Essex County Community Foundation Discretionary Fund
General Electric Foundation
Institution for Savings through the Two Depot Square Foundation
Music Drives Us Foundation
Neal Rantoul Foundation
The Local Cultural Councils of Ipswich, Gloucester, Salem, Beverly and LynnArts *
Local Cultural Council of Danvers *
All Music in Our Community Outreach Programming:
Danversbank Charitable Foundation
The Harvard Musical Association
The Massachusetts Cultural Council*
Peabody Institute Library Programming
Local Cultural Council of Peabody
McCarthy Family Foundation
Sarah G. McCarthy Memorial Foundation
Summer Concert Series
Joseph R. and Margaret M. Doherty Memorial Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Essex County Community Foundation
Howland Capital, Summer Concert Series Community Sponsor
Pelletier Wealth Management, Summer Concert Series Community Sponsor
*The Youth Chamber Concerts, Peabody Institute Library Programs and Senior/Family Series are supported in part by grants from the Local Cultural Councils listed above - local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency also directly supporting MEE.