Matt Herskowitz, Pianist, Composer
I’ve had the pleasure of performing on Ilona’s series Get Classical at Zinc Bar in New York City. I found it refreshing and invigorating to perform a concert in a club venue for an audience that was interested in classical/jazz crossover music, but who would not necessarily come out to the more conservative, prestigious venues where most concerts of this type happen. In the same spirit, I am very happy to hear about Get Classical in School and its mission to bring professional classical artists to share their art with children who may not otherwise be exposed to it. Classical music must expand beyond the concert hall to reach a new generation, to stimulate young minds and expand their musical worlds… and have fun on the journey, of course!