A Joyful Noise: A Concert to Benefit Neighborhood Strings

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A Joyful Noise

A Concert to Benefit Neighborhood Strings

Thursday, June 6, 2024
7:00-9:30 PM
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester

The Event

Join us for A Joyful Noise, a concert to benefit Neighborhood Strings, on June 6, 2024 at Mechanics Hall. The evening of sparkling music, tantalizing desserts, and libations includes a world premiere by acclaimed composer Kareem Roustom, performances by the musicians of Worcester Chamber Music Society, Neighborhood Strings, and a host of guest artists. Guest artists come from Community MusicWorks, Boston String Academy, and The Newport String Project, other nationally recognized El Sistema inspired programs.

The evening will include a cash bar, and a curated selection of desserts by Worcester’s best- known bakeries, including
Bean Counter Bakery, On the Rise, Sweet Pan Gourmet, and Joe Cannoli’s Bakery.


Table of 8* – $500 (sold out)
Single table seating – $75
(limited availability, contact boxoffice@worcesterchambermusic.org to purchase)
Balcony – $50 (closed)

*Select quantity of 1

This benefit concert is a fundraiser for Neighborhood Strings and your donation is tax-deductible

The Concert

Composer Kareem Roustom

Concert program: 

Kareem Roustom | A Voice Exclaiming for triple string quartet
performed by Neighborhood Strings, WCMS, and guests

Kareem Roustom | Songs From Home* for string quartet
performed by WCMS and guests
*A world premiere, commissioned by WCMS

Franz Joseph Haydn | Piano Trio in C Major
performed by WCMS and guests

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings
performed by WCMS and guests

The Musicians

WCMS Musicians:
Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
Rohan Gregroy, violin+
Peter Sulski, violin/viola+
Deborah Greenebaum, violin+
Ariana Falk, cello+
Joshua Gordon, cello
Bronwyn Pappas-Byers, cello+
Patrick Chatham, cello+
Randall Hodgkinson, piano

+Neighborhood Strings teaching artists

Guest Artists:
Mariesther Alvarez, violin
Minna Choi, violin
Lilit Hartunian, violin
Ealaín McMullin, violin
Angel Hernandez Domingez, viola
Jesse Holstein, viola
Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass


What is Neighborhood Strings?

Offering free music lessons in violin, viola, and cello to youth from Worcester’s marginalized neighborhoods, Neighborhood Strings provides affordable, high-quality arts education, fosters family involvement. Young people learn to make music together with musicians and friends from WCMS. In the process, they discover a creative outlet that hones life skills like discipline, cooperation, imagination, and leadership.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!