HORSHAM (February 22, 2016) — The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation is delighted to bring the Cavani String Quartet to the Hatboro-Horsham School District for a four-day Music Residency, February 29 – March 3, 2016. As a culmination to the Music Residency, the middle and high school strings students will be honored to share the stage with the acclaimed Cavani Quartet, of the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, in a Community Concert on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 7:00 pm, at Hatboro-Horsham High School where they will perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and David Stone.  

Tickets to the March 3 evening performance are $10 for adults, students are free. To reserve a seat, please visit the Eventbrite page.


“The Cavani Music Residency will be an enriching experience for our students and community,” shares Nancy DeLucia, Executive Director, Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation. “Bringing the talents and compassion of violinists Annie Fullard and Mari Sato, violist Kirsten Docter and cellist Merry Peckham to the community supports the mission of the HHEF and we are very excited to watch the students interact with these talented female musicians.”

According to Cavani’s cellist, Merry Peckham, “Our goal, when we perform for young people is we want them to understand how much fun we have doing it and that it’s something that might be cool for them to try.”

The Cavani String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988 and winner of numerous accolades, including the prestigious Naumburg Award, has been working with teachers and administrators in the Hatboro-Horsham School District to design a unique residency program to invigorate, teach, and inspire students in existing strings programs and to encourage greater participation in music programs throughout the district. Over the course of the residency, Cavani will perform two concerts at each of the five elementary schools, engage middle school strings students through an “Outside the Box” workshop, and work throughout the week with the high school strings students.

MEDIA: The best opportunities to see the orchestra working with students will be at Keith Valley and Hatboro-Horsham High School during the following times:

Monday, February 29

Blair Mill Elementary School – 109 Bender Rd. Hatboro
9:00am – 10:30 am “Musical Storytime” and “Team Up With Music” presentations

Crooked Billet Elementary School – 101 Meadowbrook Ave., Hatboro
11:15 am – 12:45pm “Musical Storytime” and “Team Up With Music” presentations

Keith Valley Middle School – 227 Meetinghouse Rd., Horsham
2:00- 3:00 pm “Outside The Box ” presentation

Simmons Elementary School – 411 Babylon Rd., Horsham
4:00 – 5:00pm Strolling Strings Rehearsal – “Pachelbel”

7:00-8:30 pm “Meet the Artists” Pizza Party for High School String Students
H-H High School High School Stage

Tuesday, March 1

Hatboro-Horsham High School – 899 Horsham Rd., Horsham
10:20-11:20 am Rehearsal

Hallowell Elementary School – 200 Maple Ave., Horsham
1:00-2:30 pm “Musical Storytime” and “Team Up With Music” presentations

About Cavani

Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant,” the Cavani String Quartet’s performances embody a natural empathy and passion, which continue to electrify and inspire audiences across the country. Winner of the prestigious Naumburg Award and Musical America Magazine Young Artist of the Year, they were appointed Quartet in Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music in 1988. The Cavani Quartet most recently earned this accolade: “a true musical tour-de-force. astonishingly beautiful and technically superb, chamber music at it’s best.” The only ensemble to be selected twice, in both 2005 and 2011, The Cavani String Quartet is the recipient of the Guarneri String Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence, from Chamber Music America. Appearances include Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Ambassador Series in Los Angeles, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Honolulu Chamber Music Society.


About the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

HHEF (www.hhef.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for programs that enhance the learning experience of our students and engage the community at large.

Editors’ note: If you are interested in covering any of these events, contact Lisa Bailey at 215-872-5846 or lisabroidabailey@gmail.com.