Me2/ String Orchestra

A Be the Change Event

In association with a public art piece by artist Tran Vu

Sunday, September 11th, 2022 2PM EST – 3PM EST


Free to public

401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

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Music Director Ronald Braunstein will lead this 15-piece string ensemble in an uplifting program, providing space for audience members to reflect on artist Tran Vu’s work while also contemplating what it means to live with mental illness. 

Me2/ (“me, too”) is the world’s only classical music organization created for musicians living with mental illness and the people who support them. Our mission is to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness through supportive rehearsals and inspiring performances.

JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel will conduct the first piece.  

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Be The Change: Jewishly Inspired Public Art

Inspired by the Jewish tenet of justice and drawing from the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box, Be the Change is an art and activism initiative.  The tzedakah box (tzedakah is Hebrew for justice) is a small box in which Jews traditionally collect loose change to be donated to the needy, drawing from the core Jewish value of caring for all people. Be the Change rallies the community at-large towards activism and change. Featuring larger than life “tzedakah boxes,” each exploring a different theme of justice. We hope through this that people will become change agents in their own communities.  The project is inspired by conversations between Ruth Messinger, a NYC political activist, and past President and CEO of the American Jewish World Service, a Jewish international development agency working to fight poverty and pursue justice around the world and artist Caron Tabb. Caron’s solo show Humanity is Not a Spectator Sport is currently on view now at the Beacon Gallery and features two tzedakah boxes that have inspired this project. The show will be 6-larger than life justice vessels, or tzedakah boxes in a public location in Boston this Spring.

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