PAST EVENT: 2021-10-24: “Opening Doors” LIVE!

Kelly Hall-Tompkins

Opening Doors is a new music and interview series hosted by Alastair Moock and presented in collaboration with our Anti-Racism Team. The series launched on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 8pm, and features top national and largely BIPOC talent playing music and discussing issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion –– within the music industry and beyond.

Guest musicians will be paid a guarantee by the church and, additionally, will split online donations with an advocacy/charity organization of their choice. Shows stream live on Facebook and YouTube.

The performance on Sunday, October 24 at 8pm features Kelly Hall-Tompkins. Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize and featured in the Smithsonian Museum for African-American History, Kelly Hall-Tompkins is a soloist who has been acclaimed by The New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive.” She was the lead soloist for the Grammy/Tony-nominated 2016 Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof,” an experience which inspired her to develop the first ever solo disc of all new “Fiddler” arrangements, featured in the documentary film “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.” A pioneer of social justice causes in the classical community, Kelly will donate half of the online proceeds of her show to Music Kitchen – Food for the Soul, an organization she founded to share the therapeutic power of music with those experiencing homelessness. Music Kitchen commissioned and will present the World Premiere of Forgotten Voices at Carnegie Hall on March 31st.

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Publicity: Stacey Babb, Babbarama Inc.

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