Responding to Violence with Music

Gun violence affects every sector of our society. Innocent people are being killed in our homes, on our streets, in our schools, theatres, places of worship, and at work. Just two blocks away from the historic Arlington Street Church, another kind of violence erupted: two bombs exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three, injuring hundreds, and terrifying our entire community. (See Boston Marathon Memorial video by Melodic Vision)

What do we do with our fear? How do we handle the anguish of losing a loved one—a child, a mother, other family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbors? How do we heal from this?

One way to heal is to come together for “Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music.” This event presented by Riverview Chamber Players in conjunction with ArtWeek Boston, will feature 12 hours of live classical chamber music from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Arlington Street Church, corner of Arlington and Boylston streets in Boston.

A minute of silent reflection will take place each hour on the hour as the start of each performance set. Guests are invited to come and go throughout the day and to leave messages of hope on site, in writing or short video clips. This event is free and open to the public.

Interested in sponsoring this event or know someone who might? Contact us and let's talk.

Let’s start now—create a video of up to 30 seconds with your messages of #Harmony&Hope. Send it to us and we’ll post it on the Riverview Chamber Players’ social media sites.

Facebook: RiverviewChamber

Twitter: @RCPclassical


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Photo by Susan Wilson

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