James Galway Helps Kick Off WQXR's Musical Instrument Drive

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

As WQXR's Musical Instrument Drive gets underway, we're hosting an informal flute jam session this Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm at the Sam Ash Music Store at 333 W. 34th Street in Manhattan. Two special guests are joining us: flutists Sir James Galway and his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway.

As part of the event, flutists are invited to bring their instruments and join in a group performance with the Galways.

Want to prepare? Download "Brian Boru's March" here and bring the sheet music along with you on Sunday.

Guests are also encouraged to bring any gently-used instruments to donate to the cause. Working with Sam Ash Music Stores and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, WQXR will repair the instruments and distribute them to deserving music programs in New York City Public Schools. For more details on the drop-off location nearest you, visit WQXR.org/Kids.

Help spread the word on Twitter and Instagram using #GiveMusicNYC.

 

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Comments [4]

af from long island

Note to Sharon Landsberg re: where to take instruments:

If you click on the wedsite where it says "WQXR Instrument Drive" and follow the prompts, you should be able to find out where to donate your instruments.

The info re: the Bronx and Manattan drop-off locations is as follows:

In the Bronx: The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY (718-681-6000).
In Manhattan: Sam Ash music store, 333 34th St., NY NY (212-719-2299) and 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., NY NY, (212-415-5500).

Mar. 30 2014 08:22 PM
Edward F Doran Jr.

I AND A FRIEND,WHO IS A FLUTE ENTERTAINER, WERE THRILLED NO END BY MEETING THE GREAT SIR JAMES GALWAY, A DYNAMIC GENTLEMAN AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE A FEW WEEKS AGO WITH THE CINCINNATI SYMPHONY. WE APPRECIATE VIEWING YOUR WEB PAGE PICTURE OF HE AND LADY GALWAY. THANK YOU.

Mar. 30 2014 04:36 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

Via http://www.wqxr.org/#!/kids/donate/

Bronx Museum 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY (718) 681-6000

Oh, via -
http://citypaper.net/article.php?Why-I-can-t-donate-to-WHYY-19977

Ask yourself how many instruments (new and used) you could buy with $530,983. How many pianos could you have delivered (we've been told that's too much to deal with) with $530,983?

How many brand new Steinway grands and still have left a damn nice take home pay?

Mar. 30 2014 03:26 PM
sharon landsberg

I heard on your radio station about the musical instrument drive. I also heard that it would be in the 5 boros. I have a clarinet & flute that I no longer use. If you can tell me where in the Bronx** the drop off school is, or where it is in Manhatten, I'd try to get them there. Thanks so much,
Sharon Landsberg

Mar. 27 2014 01:49 PM

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