A Little Afternoon Music at Stanford Mall

After lugging an electric piano across the Circle and stuffing it into the trunk of a car, MFTC members Yael, Kaitlin, Hannah, and Rosie arrived at Stanford Mall. We set up in the Center Pavilion at the doorstep of Tiffany’s and across from Macy’s – quite a lucky (and generous, as we would later find) location! At this performance, we collected donations for Music in the Schools Foundation, which provides a fundamental music education for under-resourced children in East Palo Alto.

We joined forces with Woodside Priory’s music club, so we had two times the musicians and two times the amount of great repertoire. The program began with a violin duet, and shifted back and forth between modern and classical pieces (including Frozen, Bruno Mars, and violin/flute duets). It was extremely gratifying to see every and all kinds of faces in the audience: older couples, moms with their children, and girls dancing around until they excitedly ran up and deposited some money in my violin case. Seeing their smiles made the performance all the more worthwhile.

Most importantly, we’ve all been blessed with a privileged musical education both outside and inside of school, and we have the pleasure and responsibility to give back to the community and share our love of music with others who are less fortunate. After a mere (but jam-packed!) hour of playing, we can proudly say we raised $234 for Music in the Schools Foundation 🙂

Casti and Woodside Priory join forces

Casti and Woodside Priory join forces

Success!

Success!

Yael sings and Hannah accompanies on the piano

Yael sings and Hannah accompanies on the piano

Kaitlin on the flute and Rosie on the violin

Kaitlin on the flute and Rosie on the violin

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