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What others are saying about Music Kitchen

“Just Three blocks from Lincoln Center…The concerts have an air of authenticity and directness  that sometimes does not exist in concert halls.”
- The New York Times -

 
 
 
27 April 2010

Music Kitchen - Food for the Soul

by Whitney Dehart, CBSNews.com
 
 
 
01 April 2010

The Music Kitchen

by Catherine Cole, ABCNews.com
 
 

 
 
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Strings Magazine
March 2009

by Louise Lee

Strings Magazine
 

Chamber Music America



Someone's in the Kitchen
American Ensemble
July 2, 2007
Someone's in the Kitchen
Reprinted with the kind permission of Chamber Music Magazine, June 2007
 
 
Sprituality & Health
Spirituality & Health
July 2, 2007
Music Kitchen Serves Soul Food
 
 
The Eastman School of Music
Eastman Showcase 2005
"In the Kitchen with Mozart"

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins (BM ’93) has performed in the Aurélia Trio, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic, and as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony. Her most recent project had an unusual, and unusually appreciative, audience. Earlier this year, Kelly founded “Music Kitchen” at her home church of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Manhattan. “My mission,” she says, “is to share the inspirational, therapeutic, evocative, and uplifting power of music with New York City’s disenfranchised homeless shelter population.”
While preparing for a series of solo concerts, Kelly explains, “my husband Joe encouraged me to play through my repertoire for the men at the shelter, rather than my usual list of colleagues and friends. Some had never heard classical music before and some were knowledgeable about it, but all seemed interested and moved by the music. It occurred to me to pursue this idea of sharing music with them regularly, with a full complement of collaborating professional musicians.”

Her first Music Kitchen performance, on March 22, at Holy Trinity (which included cellist Jeff Zeigler BM ’95), consisted of music by Brahms and Mozart. Kelly offered two more Music Kitchen performances in April (including a jazz quartet), and hopes to continue next year. For more information contact Kelly at 917.532.5547.
 
 
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
May 16, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net



Music Kitchen Food for the Soul Presents Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie in Special Concert for New York City Homeless on June 2

Music Kitchen Food for the Soul will present renowned jazz vocalist Rene Marie in a special concert for New York City's homeless on Saturday, June 2 – 4:00 PM at the Olivieri Center, 257 W. 30 St. (near 8th Ave.) in Manhattan. This concert will be part of Ms. Marie's special outreach project of working with organizations that work with the homeless.

Rene Marie will perform jazz standards as well as her original compositions, including a song about homelessness that she has written especially for this outreach project, called This is not a protest song. This song has been recorded, with proceeds from sales going to organizations that provide outreach and services for the homeless. You can find the recording at http://renemarie.com/index.asp?PageAction=QUICKORDER.

Rene Marie grew up in Virginia. She married young and took the next 20 years away from performing. During that time, she learned the songbooks of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, breath for breath. Her method was to listen (over and over), learn and practice. René left her job at a bank, moved from Roanoke to Richmond, and began to perform in the Washington, D.C., area. In the year 2000, she released her first album on the Max Jazz label. The title song was autobiographical, "How Can I Keep from Singing?" René has continued with the Max Jazz label, releasing Vertigo and a CD that she co-produced, Live at the Jazz Standard. More about her online at http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzset/shows/renemarie2005.html.

Music Kitchen Food for the Soul performances are not public concerts but rather in-house concerts for the shelter clients. All guests must please RSVP to Music Kitchen Founder and Director Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or MusicKitchenNYC@aol.com.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins (http://www.kellyhall-tompkins.com) founded Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul in March of 2005 in order to bring terrific musicians together to share the inspirational, therapeutic, evocative and uplifting power of chamber music with New York City's disenfranchised homeless shelter population. The Music Kitchen is privately funded and based at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Shelter on 65th Street and Central Park West and the Olivieri Center. The performances of the Music Kitchen are designed to be accessible, interactive and informative so that the listeners will come away with an emotional connection to the music and a familiarity with the context from which the composer wrote the works. They have been the subjects of recent articles in Chamber Music magazine and Spirituality & Health.

For more information about the Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul Project, please contact Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or MusicKitchenNYC@aol.com. Visit them online at their new website - http://www.musickitchennyc.org/.
 
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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Music Kitchen Food for the Soul Presents Emanuel Ax In Concert For New York City Homeless on June 5"

Music Kitchen Food for the Soul will present a very special classical chamber music concert for New York City’s homeless on Monday, June 5 – 3pm at the Olivieri Center, 257 W. 30 St. (near 8th Ave.).

Very special performer for this concert will be the internationally renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, who will be joined by violinist, Music Kitchen Founder and Director Kelly Hall-Tompkins and cellist Mark Kosower for selections from Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in D Major for violin and piano and Brahms’ Trio for violin, cello and piano in B Major.

This performance, which is being presented with the very generous support of Steinway & Sons Pianos, is not a public concerts but rather an in-house concert for the shelter clients. As the Olivieri Center requires an advanced guest list, all guests and press who plan to attend must please RSVP to Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or MusicKitchenNYC@aol.com.

Acclaimed for his poetic lyricism and brilliant technique, Steinway Artist Emanuel Ax is one of today's best known and most highly regarded pianists. He first captured public attention in 1974 when, aged 25, he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. Five years later he took the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in New York. He is in demand all over the United States, both in recital and with orchestra, regularly performing in New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Saint Louis. In addition, he makes regular festival appearances at Aspen, Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, Mainly Mozart, Ravinia and Tanglewood. Visit his website at http://www.emanuelax.com/.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins is one of New York City’s most in-demand violinists, whose dynamic career spans solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. She was winner of a 2003 Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize as well as a Concert Artists Guild Career Grant in 1996, leading to numerous solo recitals in New York and the surrounding area. Her solo performances also include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, broadcast live by WFMT Radio; in Baltimore for the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust; and, through a special grant from the IBM Corporation, at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit her online at www.kellyhall-tompkins.com.

Ms. Hall-Tompkins founded Music Kitchen- Food for the Soul in March of 2005 in order to bring terrific musicians together to share the inspirational, therapeutic, evocative and uplifting power of chamber music with New York City’s disenfranchised homeless shelter population. The Music Kitchen is privately funded and based at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Shelter on 65th Street and Central Park West and the Olivieri Center on 30th Street and 8th Avenue. The performances of the Music Kitchen are designed to be accessible, interactive and informative so that the listeners will come away with an emotional connection to the music and a familiarity with the context from which the composer wrote the works. For more information about the Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul Project, please contact Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or MusicKitchenNYC@aol.com.
 
 
Music Kitchen: Music for the Homeless
Music Kitchen Press Release

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC  PRINCIPAL OBOIST TO JOIN NEW YORK CITY ARTISTS IN PERFORMANCE FOR NYC HOMELESS SHELTER SERIES

Albrecht Mayer will perform Mozart chamber music work for oboe and strings for the Music Kitchen series at the Olivieri Center for Women Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 3pm

 

While the Berlin Philharmonic is in town for their 2006 Carnegie Hall performances, principal oboist Albrecht Mayer will join violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins plus additional New York Artists, Nicole Johnson, cellist of the Cassatt quartet and violist Junah Chung, in a performance for the Music Kitchen community service chamber music series at the Olivieri Center for Homeless Women on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 3pm.  New York violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins founded Music Kitchen- Food for the Soul in March of 2005 in order to bring terrific musicians together to share the inspirational, therapeutic, evocative and uplifting power of chamber music with New York City’s disenfranchised homeless shelter population.  The Music Kitchen is privately funded and based at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Shelter on 65th Street and Central Park West and the Olivieri Center on 30th Street and 8th Avenue.  This performance, featuring Albrecht Mayer, will be the ninth performance since the program’s inception.  Previous performances have been enthusiastically and warmly received both by homeless residents who are new to classical music as well as those who are former concert- goers.

The performances of the Music Kitchen are designed to be accessible, interactive and informative so that the listeners will come away with an emotional connection to the music and a familiarity with the context from which the composer wrote the works.  Colored note cards distributed during the performances always illicit heart-warming and candid reactions to the music. Here are a few of those reactions from past performances:

 

 
 
 
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