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A bilingual publication! | Year II. Publication V.

A Message From our Artistic Director

February 20, 2013
Dear friends,

It is a pleasure to contact you about INTAKE’s current project developments and efforts to improve the quality 
of life for underserved Stamford youth, 
by providing access to quality music instruction, 
through the use of native instruments 
that represent their cultural background.

It is such a pleasure for me to see the faces and reactions of our Native Instrument Academy students at the ALTA Program, as they learn to play the ‘clave rhythm’ used in their favorite traditional Latin tunes, as well as hearing it for the first time in a classical orchestral piece (through Arturo Marquez’s Danzón No.2, for example), and learning that this composer is also from Mexico and is now an international representative of their musical heritage in a worldwide classical music setting. For us at INTAKE, that is the impact that we are looking for and what we strive to accomplish on a daily basis: a world 
where classical music is relevant to people 
of all cultural backgrounds 
and represents the diverse communities it serves.

We have 3 exciting events to help generate awareness about our mission, as well as raise funds to expand our Native Instrument Academy in Stamford Public Schools, this Fall 2013. We ask that you please join us, as each event is very unique to us and to the advancement of our mission.

Thank you very much for your support. I look forward to seeing you all at one, or all, of these events, and sharing ideas about expanding our impact through a quality classical music education with culturally native instruments and repertoire!

Warm regards,


Angelica Durrell
Founder and Artistic Director

Making the news!

Sunday February 24: 3PM
Fashion Show of Ethnic Costumes and Native Instruments

Stamford High School Auditorium:
55 Strawberry Hill Ave. Stamford, CT

Friday March 8: 7PM
2nd Annual International Women’s Day Concert

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
600 East Main St. Stamford, CT

This concert will feature, for the first time in a public concert, our students from the Native Instrument Academy through the ALTA Program

Made possible with support from the Hispanic Ladies of Fairfield County and Stamford Mayor’s Community Arts Partnership Program: Mayor Michael A. Pavia. 

Saturday March 9: 7PM
Annual International Women’s Day Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church
125 Blatchley Avenue. New Haven, CT

Presenting the INTAKE Ensemble, Alturas Duo, Mariachi Academy of Connecticut, UCONN Collegium Musicum, and Generación Latina Virgen de Cisne

Made possible with support New Haven Mayor’s Community Arts Grant, Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism. Mayor John DeStefano.

Help us make classical music relevant to a variety of communities through the use of native instruments and cultural awareness!

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