Mount Vernon Music Association

A nonprofit organization

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$3,000 Goal

Mount Vernon Music's five strategies to fulfill our mission:
- Community Concerts with the highest quality in programming of live chamber music.
- Youth Outreach includes in-school clinics by expert players, and age-tailored programs of original musical stories with visual art and narration.
- Musical Lifelines brightens the lives of people in long-term care facilities with performances by professional musicians.
- Scholarship Assistance for Young Musicians has awarded nearly $34,000 to talented youth.
- Commissioning and Publishing of compelling new works creates new opportunities for musical experience.
Since Mount Vernon Music receives support from donors throughout the DFW area and beyond, each year we bring encore performances of our regular subscription concerts to venues throughout the metroplex. In the 2023-2024 season, this includes concerts in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.

Our Needs

MVM is seeking performance support for the following programs to be presented in the Dallas - Fort Worth area:

HEART AND MIND, LOVE AND CONVICTION

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Steinway Hall Plano, 5813 Preston Rd. # 570, Plano, TX 75093

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. ~ George Michael 

Mesmerizing dance music from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, the emotional beauty of Brahms, fresh sounds from Benedikt Brydern, including his brand-new Cor et Cerebrum.

 Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; Jolyon Pegis, cello; Benjamin Loeb, piano


LOVE OF NATURE AND UNITY

Monday, October 30, 2023 at 7:30 pm - Wilshire Baptist Church, McIver Chapel, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214

Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings. ~ John Muir

The rich tonal color of the bassoon, and the indescribable wonder of nature infusing music by Antonio Vivaldi and Pēteris Vasks, who prays “…in the forest, on the seashore, everywhere, because the world as God created it is so beautiful.”

Leslie Massenburg, bassoon; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello  


LOVING FOR GIVING

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm - Steinway Piano Gallery Forth Worth, 510 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank

It is said that love is a treasure that multiplies the more it is given away. John Williams’ beautiful Air and Simple Gifts, The Last Jew in Hamadan by Richard Danielpour, virtuoso fireworks for the clarinet, a boogie-woogie celebration by Libby Larsen, and César Franck’s intensely passionate piano quintet.

Evan Mitchell, piano; Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet; Mark Miller and Marina Dichenko, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello; Jack Unzicker, double bass           


REFLECTIONS OF LOVE

Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm - St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 2024 S. Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010

I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~ Alan Hovhaness

Beautifully moving, mystical music from Alan Hovhaness, for whom “the worthiest creative art has been motivated consciously or unconsciously by the desire for the regeneration of mankind.” In a program of Italian, English, German, Uruguayan, and American music. 

Geoffrey Winter, horn; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller and TBD, violas; Laura Ospina cello; Jack Unzicker, bass      


COMPOSED OF LOVE - A MUSICAL MARRIAGE

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm - DFW Location TBA

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~ Emily Brontë

Related to the physicist who discovered X-rays, pianist and composer Julius Röntgen was a friend of Johannes Brahms, who frequently came to visit. The love Röntgen shared with his wife, composer and violinist Amanda Maier-Röntgen, lives on in their gorgeous music. 

Evan Mitchell, piano; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello                 

             

Mission

The mission of Mount Vernon Music is to provide and develop the appreciation for high-quality performance of live music in East Texas.

Needs

Mount Vernon Music is seeking financial assistance for five concerts in the DFW area from September 2023 through May 2024.

Equity Statement

Central to the mission and vision of Mount Vernon Music is our commitment to sharing the extraordinary human legacy of music with people who otherwise would not have access to it. To do that, we also commit to celebrating, honoring and serving the beautiful, interconnected diversity of humanity in the musical world, including composers, performers and audience members of all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions and gender identities.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Mount Vernon Music Association

other names

MVM

Tax id (EIN)

20-4102273

Guidestar

Causes

Arts, Culture & Humanities, Seniors, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Dallas, Tarrant

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

6337 Lange Circle
Dallas, TX 75214

Phone

903-563-3780

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