THE OPEN STRING IN  IN HAVANA, CUBA SUPPLYING STRINGS TO 2ND and 3RD GRADE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT THE ESCUELA ELEMENTAL DE ARTE PAULINA CONCEPCIÓN. 

THE OPEN STRING IN  IN HAVANA, CUBA SUPPLYING STRINGS TO 2ND and 3RD GRADE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT THE ESCUELA ELEMENTAL DE ARTE PAULINA CONCEPCIÓN. 

In collaboration with Sistema Global and with the generous support of the D'addario Foundation, The Open String supplied over 700 strings to music programs in Argentina (Rosario), Cuba (Havana), and Kenya (Nairobi) in April 2016 alone. This project is continuing through 2016 and aims at providing strings to about two dozen programs worldwide. MORE ...

CAMMIE LEE AND ISABELLE ZHENG TEACH violin to 4Th to 6th grade students in a school with 85% disadvantaged families

CAMMIE LEE AND ISABELLE ZHENG TEACH violin to 4Th to 6th grade students in a school with 85% disadvantaged families

In a blitz email campaign, The Open String raised over $5,000 needed to supply new instruments to Project Prelude, a program led by High School students in Portland, Oregon.  MORE...


PRIVATE CONCERT BY MARI AND HÅKON SAMUELSEN

CELLIST HÅKON SAMUELSEN and VIOLINIST MARI SAMUELSEN

CELLIST HÅKON SAMUELSEN and VIOLINIST MARI SAMUELSEN

The world-renowned dynamic sibling duo gave a private concert to our most loyal Bay Area supporters on a sunny, late August Sunday at a fantastic venue overlooking San Francisco and the Bay. MORE...
 

MICHELLE OBAMA ENDORSES thE OPEN String

MICHELLE OBAMA ENDORSES thE OPEN String

In a beautifully written letter, Michelle Obama thanks The Open String for its work and gives us a thumbs up. MORE...

OVER 150 INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED TO SF BAY AREA PROGRAMS

STUDENTS FROM THE MUSIC MISSION SAN FRANCISCO PROGRAM STARTED IN 2015 with 20 new instruments provided by the open string. photo BY ADRIAN ARAS/MCCLA

STUDENTS FROM THE MUSIC MISSION SAN FRANCISCO PROGRAM STARTED IN 2015 with 20 new instruments provided by the open string. photo BY ADRIAN ARAS/MCCLA

The Open String has helped four Bay Area free music education programs grow and expand to serve over 300 children from disadvantaged areas. MORE...

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THE OPEN STRING ON CBS EVENING NEWS!

CBS Evening News, April 23, 2016—Jim Axelrod presents TOS co-founder Robert Brewer Young's mission to support musicians in need through his violinmaking service and providing instruments to music education programs.