Grammy Award winning Muir String Quartet to benefit RAIN and CFKF in “Classical Music By the Sea”

April 6, 2012  For Immediate Release

 title=(Seacoast NH) – Classical Music By the Sea is pleased to announce its premiere benefit, An Afternoon With The Muir String Quartet, to be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 in North Hampton NH.

The benefit is a fundraiser for two non-profits, Classics For Kids Foundation (CFKF) and Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN). CFKF, co-founded by the Muir’s cellist Michael Reynolds and former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, provides matching grants to school programs throughout the United States to acquire new, high-quality string instruments. RAIN assists women and needy children in the arid regions of Niger through education, water security, agriculture, and income-producing activities. 

The Grammy® Award-winning Muir String Quartet’s performance will be preceded by a champagne reception for sponsors and patrons, followed by a catered garden party for all attendees.  “Classics for Kids fills a void for schools – the ability to provide children with high-quality instruments to aid in their instruction and enjoyment of music,” says Dr. Rice. “The study of music is not, to my mind, an ‘extracurricular activity.’  It is at the core of educating our children broadly, giving them the confidence to take on difficult challenges and meet them, and the opportunity to gain a talent that can be with them for a lifetime.  Classics for Kids is a great partner for the schools in this important work.”

Earlier in the afternoon, the Muir String Quartet will host an Open Rehearsal exclusively for students, parents, and teachers at the Winnacunnet High School Auditorium in Hampton NH.  Several local student string ensembles and the winner of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition will also perform.

“The goal of Classical Music By the Sea is to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s classical musicians, and supporting musical and cultural missions is a crucial and integral part of our work,” says event Co-Chairs Joanne Lamprey, hostess, and Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings. “The funds raised will have a lasting impact on scholastic music programs and the women and children of Niger.”

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Event Details

An Afternoon With The Muir String Quartet

Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM at a private home in North Hampton NH

An Open Rehearsal for students and parents at Winnacunnet High School Auditorium
3:30 PM in Hampton NH


 Classical Music By the Sea c/o PARMA Recordings,