Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Guitarist Oren Fader
Trio and Quartet:
Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Mialtin Zhezha, violins
Jack Stulz, viola and Peter Seidenberg, cello
It's hard to believe, but I'm very excited to announce that
this is Music Kitchen's 10 Year Anniversary! That's 10 years of
bringing great concerts to the homeless in New York City, Los Angeles
and even Paris, France! To be exact, that's 78 concerts, over 150
artists, 10 Shelters and Soup Kitchens, and over 12,000 Homeless clients
THANK YOU to all of you who helped make these first 10 years possible!!
better way to celebrate the first 10 years than being awarded a grant
from the Sphinx Organization! Since I have served as Concertmaster of
the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra several times over the years, I earned the
right to compete for a Sphinx Artist MPower Grant. I am happy to
report that I was one of 19 artists selected nationally to win a grant,
and was awarded to fund my Music Kitchen projects for the '15-'16
season, including concerts in LA with Glenn Dicterow and encore performances in NYC of the Stravinsky Soldier's Tale, where I was joined
by a wonderful group comprised of players from Carnegie Ensemble ACJW,
Liam Burke and Shelley Monroe Huang, Metropolitan Opera, Billy Hunter, Weston Sprott, and Dan Krekeler, plus my husband, freelance
percussionist Joe Tompkins.
Thanks again for all you do!
Would You Like to Be Part of this 10 Year Celebration?
SO Many Reasons to Give...Seriously, Check it Out:
We have presented internationally renowned solo artists such as
pianist Emanuel Ax, Berlin Philharmonic principal oboist Albrecht
Mayer, violinist Glenn Dicterow, cellist Carter Brey, violinist/composer
Mark O’Connor, jazz Singer Rene Marie.
Music Kitchen audiences have heard artists from chamber ensembles such as:
Kronos, O’Connor, Lark, Cassatt, Harlem, Maya, Attacca, Aeolus and
PubliQuartets, Lyric Piano Quartet, Carnegie Ensemble ACJW, Concertante,
Ritz Chamber Players, Apple Hill Chamber Players, Garth Newel Piano
Quartet, Brazil Guitar Duo, Kalunga Percussion, Sweet Plantain,
DuoJalal, American Modern Ensemble, Hot Swing, David Bixler Quintet,
Holy Trinity Bach Singers and Calmus A-capella vocal ensemble.
Music Kitchen alumni artists stem from orchestras such as
Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic,
Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Houston Symphony, Chamber
Orchestra of New York, New Jersey Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic
Music Kitchen alumni also include notable emerging artists such as
pianists Grammy-nominated Terrence Wilson, David Berry, Craig Ketter
and Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill, soprano Alison Buchanon, harpist
Bridget Kibbey, flutist Claire Chase, violinists Helena Baillie and
Asmira Woodward-Page, violists Brett Deubner and Dana Kelley, cellist
Jeff Zeigler and many more!
Music Kitchen Wrapped up Project 8 this Spring,
plus the First 2 Concerts in LA with Glenn Dicterow,
and in New Jersey with the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble Students led by Joseph Tompkins!