11am-12pm: Performance in Leighton Auditorium. ASL interpretation provided by Community Services with All Deaf.
12pm-1pm: Activities and book giveaway in the Ballroom
Fischoff’s S.A.M. I Am, Stories & Music program, reinforces the joy of reading through the power of music. Hear Fischoff alumni, Kenari Quartet, perform their exciting musical retelling of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, by author and 2017 Superbowl champion, Malcolm Mitchell.
Fischoff’s S.A.M. I Am program is free and open to the public. A limited number of books, including copies of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World in both English and Spanish, will be given away after the performance. This Fischoff Arts-in-Education Residency performance is generously made possible by the Shein Charitable Trust, Anonymous and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.
About Kenari Quartet
Kenari Quartet, is applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and delivers inspiring performances that “demolishes all preconceived notions about the saxophone.” Fischoff is delighted to bring back the Kenari Quartet, winner of Fischoff’s 2023 Ann Divine Educator Award. This national award recognizes the educational outreach work of Fischoff Competition alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States. It honors musicians who have established professional careers in chamber music, and have proven their ability to successfully build a career in both chamber music performance and educational outreach. Formed in 2012 at Indiana University, Kenari Quartet has found a home performing on many of the premiere chamber music series in the United States. Recent engagements include appearances at Chamber Music Northwest, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and Chamber Music Tulsa.
Founded in South Bend, IN, in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association hosts the Fischoff Competition, the largest and longest-running chamber music competition in the nation. More than 8,000 musicians have participated, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education. This unique arts organization has secured its place as the nation’s premier educational chamber music competition because of the caliber of its jurors, performance venues, and well-known alumni. It is also known for extensive outreach programming during the competition and throughout the year. The Fischoff uniquely partners with competition alumni to bring free, innovative music programs directly to children in their own schools and community centers. Since 1995, these programs have served more than 100,000 community children, reaching more than 4,000 underserved youth annually.