Established in 2007, the Boston Public Quartet (BPQ) serves as the resident ensemble and directing team of the non-profit organization musiConnects. You may hear the BPQ in a variety of venues - in a traditional concert hall, a cafe, a home, a rehabilitation clinic, a community center, a place of worship, or in a library. Most often you will find them inspiring young musicians at the Chittick and Sumner Elementary Schools, where they work to provide free string instruments and holistic, long-term musical instruction to a growing number of students.
The BPQ is driven by three convictions:
- A string quartet's mission is to explore a wide range of perspectives, address complex challenges, and create new possibilities - in music and in everyday life.
- Music education and live music are a right for all, not a privilege for a few.
- As a core part of a music curriculum, chamber music offers students unique opportunities for development in the areas of leadership, collaboration, and communication.
Since 2012 the BPQ is honored to be an ensemble in residence for the Celebrity Series of Boston's Artists in Community series, engaging hundreds of Boston residents in free concerts and interactive presentations yearly.
Comprised of teaching artists Betsy Hinkle, Jason Amos, Marjorie Gere, and Michael Dahlberg, the group plays a concert as part of a day of remembrance for the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.