Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight

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Four Strings Academy

Four Strings Academy’s (FSA) mission is to provide first-class training and education to students without regard to race or socioeconomic status. It was founded by violinist and educator Mariana Green-Hill in 2010. Landmarks began working with FSA in 2022, and Green-Hill performed as a soloist with the orchestra several times in 2023.

Visit the FSA website

Mariana Green-Hill plays the violin.
Students of Boston String Academy play their instruments at a Hatch Shell concert.

Boston String Academy

Boston String Academy (BSA) provides rigorous string education to students in underserved communities. It was founded in 2012 by sisters Marielisa and Mariesther Alvarez, both graduates of Venezuela’s esteemed El Sistema program. Landmarks has worked with BSA since 2014.

Visit the BSA website

Watch a virtual talk with Marielisa, Mariesther, and Music Director Christopher Wilkins

Castle of Our Skins

Castle of Our Skins (COOS) is a Boston-based group dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music.  COOS was founded by Landmarks violist Ashleigh Gordon and Anthony R. Green in 2013.  Landmarks has worked with Ashleigh, Anthony, and several other artists affiliated with COOS since 2019.

Visit the COOS website

Watch a virtual talk with Ashleigh, Anthony, and Music Director Christopher Wilkins

Music Director, Christopher Wilkins takes a bow, with his arms extended on either side of him, as members of Castle of our Skin stand behind him
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