Musical Bridges on October 16 promises two concerts that will take you on an inspiring journey of music , from great classical masterpieces to jazz , film theme music and even some rock’n roll music ! Do join in for a wonderful afternoon of music by some award winning and all together, acclaimed and a passionate group of young pianists at the Windroom in Foster City Community Center .
Performing Young Pianists are from the Studio of Concert Pianist, Sujeeva Hapugalle, who strives to nurture the talents and engage her students in diverse meaningful and rewarding performance platforms and projects.. This time , they are simply thrilled to perform to celebrate and further contribute to their project — Musical Bridges 1 — ‘Bridging the passion and excellence of youth music to serve our community” .
At the enthusiastic suggestion of parent Patrick Gannon, (from a musically passionate family) — to help RWSE School , Sujeeva lost no time in designing together , a host of musical and sponsorship activities to raise funds, with a goal of 9k and hopefully, 10 k by October . The Gift of a Boston Upright Piano and Further Contributions to the music program of RWS Elementary School, helping Community Music was the rewarding result. The wonderful collective efforts of students , their families — local business sponsors and many supporters — have brought together, the founding vision of Music Bridges to help the growth of Education, Performing Arts and Community building via music . The older students steered a successful leadership program of securing Business sponsorships . Through a couple of summer months , MB sparked, creative and other talents of a great group of students and parents !
Sujeeva Hapugalle, believes that Excellence of Music , in her experience, has certainly proven to be a Bridge to reach , connect and make differences to communities in simplest and profound ways . Introducing and actively help channel these opportunities to young students and encouraging ,music making and study as part of life and a culture, apart from striving for excellence at formal events ,has been a delight. Amongst the students are are high ranking First and Special prize winners at International , State and County competitions. Searching ,studying, and communicating in performance , the ‘real essence’ of the “music and composer’s intent” ‘behind the notes’, have made these young musician’s performances reach the hearts of their audiences !
Sherman Clay Piano Co who made generous contributions says, ‘We are excited and proud to help Sujeeva and her Studio ,via Musical Bridges ,to bring music into schools..”
Cherie Ho , Principal of RWSES expresses .”RWSE School is extremely appreciative of this concert and celebration to recognize the musical talents of our community youth. We are inspired by the depth and breadth of performance from students who demonstrate their passion for piano. In addition, this performance will benefit our own music programs with the gift of a piano for our new school. It will also enhance the music programs for Peninsula Youth Symphony, the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District’s choral and instrumental program and the Choir program. We are so grateful to the families for their support ,the gracious and generous contributions from patrons and the vision of Sujeeva Hapugall.”
Donna Marie Baldwin, Realtor — who was delighted to support this community music project …”What a musical and magical gift …” As a Mother and Grandmother, I love children. I am passionate about the educational opportunities being available to them and thank the amazing Teachers that enter their lives and this Universe.”