Carthage’s Music Department receives grant from the Racine Community Foundation
The Carthage Music Department has received a $47,000 grant from the Racine Community Foundation to support the Performing Arts Series at Carthage. The grant will support guest performing artists on campus, as well as chamber music partnerships between the Music Department, the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic, and schools in Kenosha and Racine Counties.
The series, now in its 23rd year, has three important goals at the center of its programming.
- Carthage aims to provide exceptional concerts and educational residencies at little or no cost to the southeastern Wisconsin community.
- The series provides exceptional training to future generations of chamber musicians through workshops, mentoring, and educational outreach in the public schools.
- The program provides opportunities for pre-professional musicians to engage with students in public schools for ongoing mentorship in chamber music as well as college success.
The 2019–2020 Performing Arts Series highlights unique voices and contributions in chamber music with performances by internationally acclaimed artists. Carthage welcomed international vocal group Women of the World and pianist Jason Lyle Black in fall 2019.
In spring 2020, Carthage welcomes string artists Mads Tolling and the Mads Men with the Carthage Philharmonic and students from the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic in residence at Carthage. Additionally, the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass will perform on campus while Joanne Polk and the Estrella Piano Duo will take part in the Lakeside Piano Festival.
For more information about the artists or to reserve tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets.