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To all of our donors and ticket buyers, a warm thank you for believing in our work and for supporting us as we work to further our mission: to send as many children as possible to the Children’s Aid Societies Camp Wagon Road every summer. The fact that we have netted over $400,000 since its inception in 2007 is a testament to the amazing support of our donors and you, our loyal and growing audience.
Our vision was and is to provide a vehicle to help at risk children while presenting a world-class classical concert for the residents of Westchester. We are thrilled happy that it has taken off and been such a success over the past 10 years. Thank you for bringing the immeasurable happiness that comes with a summer at camp to children who wouldn’t begin to know of the wonders that await were it not for your generosity. Amidst the beautiful music and the magical voices we celebrate what it means for an inner city child to go to camp. Here they learn to be forgiving, to be gentle, to try new things, to jump high, and to laugh easily. They learn to let go of worries and to face challenges bravely. They learn what it means to give back. They are learning about the sweetness of just ripened summer fruit and how to eat a balanced meal; they are learning the joy of having something to look forward to.
Over the years, Dorothy and I have received numerous thank you notes from the children to our donors as well as talking to them throughout the year. It is hard to even begin to describe how excited, happy and appreciative they are for their camp experiences.
We have had many wonderful guest artists over the years participate in our concerts. All performed for greatly reduced fees in order to help us raise the money that we have. Our first guest artists on our first concert back in 2007 was flutist Silvia Careddu who was Principal Flute of the amazing Konzerthaus Orchestra of Berlin. We are so proud of her recent appointment which is none other than as Principal Flute of the Vienna Philharmonic!
If you have never attended one of our concerts do not miss our 10th on Sunday April 30th 6:00 pm 2017 at our concert home – SUNY Purchase Recital Hall. We have a stellar quartet of solo singers several of of whom are Metropolitan Opera Artists. Join us as we celebrate 10 years of making music while helping others. See you on the 30th!
Dorothy E. Yewer & Justin Bischof