The Open String is a volunteer-based non-profit that helps musicians in need. We produce benefit concerts, regrant donated supplies, and source quality instruments for after school programs and individuals.
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.
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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 ....
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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How The Open String grew from 20 years of charity work in the trenches of the music education frontline
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.