The 4th Annual Violins for Douglass Program took place August 20, 2017 at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C.
The event was attended by a mixed audience that included aspiring violinists of all ages, accomplished musicians, teachers, students and other members of the public.
Prior to the main event, free violin lessons and rehearsals were provided by Eboni Strings and H. Kevin Gillis – Conductor. Following the rehearsals, young violinists entertained the audience with a musical presentation. This was followed by a joint presentation by Eboni Strings and Kevin Gillis.
As in previous years, the Violins Petting Zoo was a popular attraction for children and adults alike. For many of the children in attendance, it was their first time touching or playing a violin.
FDMHA awarded need-based scholarships to three young people to aid them in furthering development of their musical talent.
Violins Petting Zoo: An opportunity for children to touch and explore the violin musical instrument.
Special Recognition and Awards: The following people and groups received special recognition:
H. Kevin Gillis, Conductor
Slideshow – Part 1
Slideshow – Part 2