What’s a Harmony for Humanity Concert?

The Fairmount String Quartet will perform our annual “Harmony for Humanity” concerts on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 PM in the Chapel at the Presbyterian Church in Chestnut Hill and on Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 PM at All Saints Church in Princeton, NJ. These performances are part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Daniel Pearl was a journalist and violinist who used music to build bridges between cultures. In 2002 he was murdered by terrorists while investigating a story in Pakistan. Danny’s family and friends decided to continue his work of connecting people through music and communication by starting the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that uses the power of music to affirm our commitment to respecting differences and honoring our common humanity. Every October, we join musicians all over the world who dedicate their concerts to a shared belief in the power of music to lift people of different backgrounds and beliefs above the differences that set us apart. Since 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has grown to include the participation of more than 13,900 performances in 140 countries.

We hope you will join us as we perform music of different cultures – music of joy, despair and, most importantly, hope.

As with all Fairmount String Quartet concerts, we suggest a donation of $25 for adults and $5 for students, but there is no admission fee for our performances. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience this wonderful music and to be inspired to bridge cultural differences in their own lives.

For more information on the October 20th concert

For more information on the October 21st concert.

Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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