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Announcing The Annual Mozart Outreach Program

Chamber Music International Brings The Classic to the Inner City Classroom: Announcing The Annual Mozart Outreach Program

DALLAS, February 18, 2004. Chamber Music International (CMI), a non-profit organization that for 18 years has offered performances of the world´s most enduring and beautiful music played by its most acclaimed virtuosos is proud to announce its third annual Mozart Outreach Program.

The Mozart Outreach Program introduces students in one of the community´s public schools to the beauty of chamber music. Students get a chance to meet our talented virtuosi, talk to them talk about their music as well as enjoy excerpts from an upcoming concert.

This year´s school will be Booker T. Washington, part of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). Chamber Music International has brought the Mozart Programs in previous years to James Madison High School (DISD) and to W.E. Greiner Middle School (DISD).

Mr. Phillip Lewis, Professor of Violin at North Texas University and Musical Director said, "Two principles guide CMI: To provide the best the world has to offer in terms of musical performances and to inspire and motivate the children of our community to strive for that excellence. This outreach program serves both these goals. First, it brings some of the most talented classical musicians in the world directly to our public schools. Second, the informal setting and the dialog demystifies, instructs and inspires. The joy we see in these students is extremely rewarding, particularly because it shows us that the future is bright for classical music lovers everywhere."

Chamber Music International has other programs devoted to broadening awareness of classical music and chamber music in particular. This year we are conducting a Student Competition for Chamber Music. This competition is very unusual because it is devoted exclusively to the performance of chamber music. There will be two divisions: high school and college. In addition to the prizes, top winners will perform at the beautiful Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas on April 30th, 2004.

Chamber Music International provides some of the finest musical programming to be found in the Dallas area, including our Dallas (Caruth Auditorium) and Richardson (at the new Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts) series.

CMI is a non-profit arts organization that is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Arts Commission, the Texas Commission on the Artsx, the City of Dallas OCA, and TACA. Season sponsors are the Dallas Morning News and WRR-FM.

For information on artists and dates please contact Anita Schmidt, General Manager at 972-385-7267 or 214-324-0556, or visit our website: www.ChamberMusicInternational.org.

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