KiDZNotes is a nonprofit organization that services the children and families primarily of East Durham by providing classical orchestral music training to underprivileged kids. With two Fonville Morisey offices in Durham (Fonville Morisey Highway 54 and Fonville Morisey Croasdaile), we wanted to share with our Durham readers a bit about this organization and its 2nd Annual Gala fundraiser on Wednesday of this week. Taken directly from their Press Release -
We proudly announce the KidZNotes 2nd Annual Gala: Celebrating the Children of Durham. This festive celebration will be held on May 2, 2012 at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham.
Honorary co-chairs, Philip Freelon of the Freelon Group and Nnenna Freelon and Steve Daniels of ABC-11 Eyewitness News and Kristen Daniels along with other guests, such as the Consul General of Mexico Carols Flores Vizcarra, County Commissioner Brenda Howerton and City Council member Howard Clement will join us in celebrating the 2nd year of KidZNotes in the Durham community.
Guests will enjoy a night of Latin-inspired food, dance, and music. The atmosphere will be vibrant and bold, infused with the passion and energy of Latin culture. Guests will enjoy a variety of Latin inspired hor d’oeuvres provided generously by local Triangle restaurants. The KidZNotes Orchestra will perform alongside six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee vocalist Nnenna Freelon. In addition, there will be a silent auction, a Wall of Wine, and a chance to learn how to Salsa dance on the stage of the Carolina Theatre!
Tax-deductible tickets to the gala are $100 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available starting at $500. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at www.kidznotes.org/support-us/gala or by sending a check to 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. All proceeds from the KidZNotes gala will go towards funding the future of the KidZNotes program in Durham.
For more details on attending the gala, information is available at www.kidznotes.org, or by contacting Jennifer Blank (email@example.com) at 919-560-2712.
Here are a couple of images from last year’s celebration:
KidZNotes is modeled after Venezuela’s highly successful El Sistema program and uses the transformational power of classical music to help build new futures for children, targeting those who would otherwise be blocked by economic and social barriers. Established in 2010 in East Durham, KidZNotes enriches the lives of elementary school students and their families through music. Participants in the program learn to play violin and receive free orchestra training in a safe environment that emphasizes fun, joy and teamwork in learning as well as musical accomplishment.
What a way to give back to our community by introducing our children to the beauty and benefits of classical music! We hope you will join them for what sounds like a FESTIVE event.
Images courtesy of the good folks at KiDZNotes.