Press

CMW in the New Yorker

“Community MusicWorks … is a revolutionary organization in which the distinction between performing and teaching disappears.” Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Read: Learning the Score: Why Brahms Belongs in the Classroom.


Other Press:

March 2012
Chamber Music
Can Music Make Us Civil?

October 2010
National Public Radio
MacArthur ‘Genius’ Uses Music to Bring Social Justice

October 2010
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Bach – and Social Justice – Make a Sweet Duet for One Charity Leader

October 2010
The Callie Crossley Show
MacArthur Genius, Sebastian Ruth

October 2010
The Boston Globe
High Honors for Letting Music Go Free

May 2009
Boston Globe
Storefront Strings Play Well in Providence

March 2009
Brown Daily Herald
In Tune with Providence

October 2008
Providence Journal
“Roumain brings wide mix of influences to double string quartet”

March 2008
City of Providence Mayor’s Weekly Newsletter
Community Music Does Work (interview with Sebastian Ruth)

Rhode Island Monthly
February 2008
“Notes from the Hood” (1.35 MB)

SO CO (South Coast) Magazine
September 2007
“Divine Providence”

The Providence Journal (Front page of Sunday Arts)
April 2007
“Mozart for Many”

The Providence Journal
April 2007
“Violin by three makers is going to fly”

Providence Phoenix
April 2007
“Local Heroes”

East Side Monthly
March 2007
“Building a Community Through Classical Music” (page 1) (page 2)

Providence Monthly
January 2007
“The Ten for 2007”

Rice University Alumni Magazine
December 2006
“Making a Difference in the World through Music”

The New Yorker
September 2006
“Learning the Score”

Providence Monthly
April 2006
“Classic Rocks” (page 1) (page 2)

The Providence Journal
March 2006
“Bach’s rarely performed Art of the Fugue has light show, free dinner”

Strings Magazine
August/September 2005
“Bows in the Hood: How One String Quartet Makes a Difference in its Home City”

Oberlin Conservatory Alumni Magazine
July 2005
“Core Values: The Chamber Musician as Community Activist”

The Providence Journal
June 2005
“Two City After-School Programs Nominated”

The Providence Journal
November 2004
Concert review: “Intensity, sensitivity distinguishes Biss’ style”

Brown University Alumni Magazine
September 2004

June 2004
“Storefront Strings: How the Providence Quartet Built an Inner-City Residency”

What Kids Can Do
December 2003
“Close Harmony: Teens and Music”

The Boston Globe Magazine
September 2003
“A Classical Move: How a String Quartet Binds an Urban Community”

Focus Rhode Island (WRNI Radio)
May 2003 (segment begins at 43:45)
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The Providence Journal
May 2003
“MusicWorks event will have some strings attached”

The Brown Daily Herald
April 2003
“Stringing the community together with music” (link expired)

Christian Science Monitor
April 2001
“Held together by the strings”

The Providence Journal
February 2001
“Inner-city creativity”