Reserve Now: Emanuel Ax Festival Residency to Benefit CMW

photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Emanuel Ax Festival Residency
with Community MusicWorks

On March 23rd and 24th, world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax joins students and faculty in a two-day residency to benefit CMW.

In recognition of this special residency, Community MusicWorks has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 to support our music education programs, performances and community-building activities. 

Purchase a Festival “Ax Pass” to support Community MusicWorks and celebrate our twentieth season! Get fun extras, like priority seating and an invitation to the concert after-party to meet Emanuel Ax!

Festival Pass Level 1: $20
Entrance to all events; Festival Pass button; 1 free taco at La Lupita

Festival Pass Level 2: $120
Priority seating to all events; Festival Pass button; 1 free taco at La Lupita

Festival Pass Level 3: $220
Priority seating to all events; Festival Pass button; 1 free taco at La Lupita; poster signed by Mr. Ax

Festival Pass Level 4: $520
Priority seating to all events; Festival Pass button; 1 free taco at La Lupita; poster signed by Mr. Ax; Invitation to concert after-party

All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Festivities start on Thursday at Brown University’s Granoff Center with a masterclass and open rehearsal followed by a public discussion. Thursday evening, the MusicWorks Collective and Mr. Ax will perform at La Lupita Tacos Mexicanos in Olneyville Square. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear an international sensation while enjoying a taco! (Schedule details and reservation link below.)

On Friday, join us for a Community Dinner at the West End Community Center followed by a concert featuring Emanuel Ax and the MusicWorks Collective performing selections from Mozart piano concertos. In addition, Mr. Ax will join CMW faculty and students in a culminating performance of our We Shall Overcome Project. (Reservation link below.)


Festival Schedule for Thursday, March 23

Granoff Center, Brown University, 154 Angell Street, Providence
2:00-3:00pm Masterclass with Emanuel Ax and Brown music students
3:30pm: Open Rehearsal with Emanuel Ax, the MusicWorks Collective, and CMW students
5:30pm: Public panel discussion: “What Does it Mean to be a Citizen Artist?”
Attend all or part of the day’s events
Make your reservation here

La Lupita Tacos Mexicanos,  1950 Westminster Street, Providence
7:30pm Performance by Emanuel Ax and the MusicWorks Collective
Make your reservation here


Festival Schedule for Friday, March 24

West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin Street, Providence
6:00pm Community Dinner
7:00pm Performance by Emanuel Ax, the MusicWorks Collective and CMW students
Make your reservation here