The 2015 Violins for Douglass program was attended by more children than the previous year’s event. Other attendees included music lovers, educators, students and the general public. The event took place October 11, 2015, at the THEARC in The Washington Ballet venue, Washington, D.C. See photos below.
Over a dozen attendees (mostly children) participated in violin rehearsals and coaching provided by Eboni Strings prior to the main event. Following the coaching and rehearsals, the young violinists then entertained the audience with a musical presentation at the main event.
Attendees were also treated to musical presentations by Eboni Strings and a joint presentation by Eboni Strings violinists and H. Kevin Gillis, Conductor. Mr. Gills also gave impromptu lessons to children and adults that visited the Petting Zoo. See photos below.
As was the case last year, FDMHA awarded need based scholarships. The number of scholarship recipients this year increased to three – one more scholarship than last year.
Violins Petting Zoo
This popular attraction at the 2014 event was even more popular this year as more children (and adults) participated in the Petting Zoo. See photos below.
Check out the photos and videos of the on-stage rehearsals and musical presentation by young violinists and seasoned artists.
Special Recognition and Awards
The following people and groups received special recognition:
Ottley Music School
H. Kevin Gillis, Conductor
See photos below.
Commendations from Attendees