The Whitesboro Central School District Music Department is proud to present the 6th Annual Richard & Helen Robinson Concert on Saturday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m., in the Whitesboro High School Auditorium.
This year’s performance features Break of Reality
, a cello rock group, and students from the Whitesboro High School Orchestra. Having sold out concerts in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Break of Reality is regarded as one of the world’s premiere alt-classical chamber ensembles. The band’s signature cello rock sound has bridged the gap between classical, rock and world music listeners, and in 2015, the members of Break of Reality were appointed music ambassadors by the U.S. State Department. In addition to performing and recording, Break of Reality is dedicated to educational initiatives through music. The group has visited hundreds of public schools around the world, performing alongside music students and encouraging them to think outside of the box with their classical instruments.
The Richard & Helen Robinson Concert Series was established in honor of Mr. Dick Robinson, a beloved former educator and administrator at the Whitesboro Central School District. Dick was an avid musician and the music department was especially close to his heart. Because of that, he worked tirelessly to promote music education for students.
Donations from Dick’s family, following his passing in 2011, sparked the idea for the inaugural concert in 2012. Since then, Dick’s wife, Helen, devoted countless hours to the concert series, working to make it a worthwhile and educational experience for all of Whitesboro’s students. After Helen’s unexpected passing in June of 2014, the music department decided to memorialize both Dick and Helen, by naming the concert series after both of them.
The goal of each year’s performance is to provide music students with an opportunity to work with a professional musician. As a result, students and the entire community can experience a performance of professional caliber.
All proceeds from the concert benefits the Whitesboro Music Department and its students by funding the perpetuation of the Richard & Helen Robinson Concert Series.
Please consider attending the concert to honor the memory of two wonderful people, Dick and Helen Robinson.
Their legacy and their contributions to the Whitesboro Central School District and community will always live on.Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
For more information, contact Whitesboro Music Department Chairperson Jessica Decker at 266.3410, ext. 4112 or firstname.lastname@example.org