A classical music nonprofit has donated two full string quartets to the Harlem School of the Arts, which lost its instruments in a basement flood more than five years ago.
The Doublestop Foundation, which loans and contributes classical string instruments to aspiring musicians, gave the Harlem arts program four violins, two violas, two cellos and matching bows, cases and extra strings. The gift, valued at almost $10,000, will allow the school to reach a new crescendo with new classes, starting this semester, and a brand new children’s orchestra.
“This donation means that we get to improve the quality of our string offerings,” said Yvette Campbell, the school’s president. “The kids who can’t afford instruments will now have access to quality instruments for their training.”