MISSION Through a series of public concerts, and in conjunction with documentary storytelling, the Ellipses Ensemble aims to increase awareness surrounding mental health. The Ellipses Ensemble was named as such to infer “There is more.” Concerts are curated according to that mantra, finding the intersection of music, storytelling, and bringing awareness.
VISION Comprised of professional musicians in the Philadelphia area, in its first season the Ellipses Ensemble will present five concerts, each with a theme surrounding mental health awareness and destigmatization. In addition to chamber music, the concerts will feature original mental health documentaries. Philadelphia-area speakers familiar with the program's Mental Health focus will also be part of the performances. Together, music and storytelling will share the stage to produce an interdisciplinary and culturally-relevant program. Each musical program will first be performed in a public space (ie, a train station or park), and then at Philadelphia's Ethical Society as a full-length evening program. To increase concert and event impact, performances will be live-streamed; concert donations and proceeds will be split between Prevent Suicide PA and nonprofits relating to each concert’s theme.
In year two, the Ellipses Ensemble aims to increase the series number to eight, bringing the public's eyes and hearts to additional issues surrounding mental health, while simultaneously contributing to the new music and chamber music scenes in the greater-Philadelphia area.
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