Volunteer Musicians for the Arts, Inc.

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Posted by Jonathan on July 22, 2019 at 3:20 PM

The VMA is moving towards utilizing social media platforms -- Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube -- to continue growing our volunteer and donor base supporters.

Keep spreading the word that everyone deserves orchestra seats!


- The VMA

Spring has sprung!

Posted by Jonathan on April 24, 2019 at 5:40 AM

Thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator and VMA flutist, Ju Hee Kang, and cellist, Suah Kim, for organizing the Spring Duo Concert with Mass General Hospital!  Spring is a time of hope and renewal, so may the healing power of chamber music fill the hearts of patients, staff, and families with joy and peace for a better, healthier tomorrow.

Yawkey Mezzanine, MGH, March 5th Concert

Posted by Jonathan on March 8, 2019 at 12:25 AM

THANK YOU to all the VMA Musicians and MGH Staff who helped make this concert possible for all the patients and visitors!

We couldn't have done it without you all!

We're looking forward to another promising season ahead, and of course, summer! 

The annual summer VMA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be announced soon -- delish!

Thanks again, everyone!

- Jonathan

Perfomers 3/5/19:

Koun Park, Hwakyung Jang, Suah Kim, Ju Hee Kang, Shirley Zhou's Piano Trio, Jonathan Yasuda

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Cancer Center, MGH Holiday Concert Series

Posted by Jonathan on December 7, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Happy Holidays!

The VMA brought some holiday cheer to the 8th floor of MGH's Yawkey Building (Cancer Center) on Monday, December 3rd.

To see children living with cancer, fighting another day, listening to our carols and classical music, is always moving beyond words.  

From all of us at the VMA,

may your days this holiday season be merry and bright, and filled with good music!

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Flu Shots and Franck!

Posted by Jonathan on October 25, 2018 at 2:55 PM

And much more goodness was shared on Tuesday, 10/23/18.  Check out the program below and the youtube video of the outstanding VMA crew who came together in this awesome display of goodwill :) 

Instrumentalists: Michal, Kay, Thomas, Carrol, Denise, Ju Hee, Wilson, and Jonathan.

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Posted by Jonathan on May 10, 2018 at 4:30 AM
A big thank you to the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA-Boston) for hosting us once again -- we enjoyed sharing our music with all of you!

And many thanks to our performers, cellists Hwakyung Jang and Yu Mi Bae, and flutist, Ju Hee Kang.

Until next time!

- The VMA

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MGH Spring Concert 3/5/18

Posted by Jonathan on March 13, 2018 at 8:50 AM

What a way to bring in spring, or maybe just March in New England?

Many thanks to all the VMA performers!  

Holiday Concert Program, Cancer Center MGH (12/5/17)

Posted by Jonathan on December 5, 2017 at 6:15 AM
Hope you enjoyed today's concert!  

What did you hear today?  See program below and a few video highlights --  Happy Holidays from everyone at the VMA!

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MGH's Environmental Music Program hosts VMA's 10/24 Fall Concert

Posted by Jonathan on October 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Many thanks to MGH's Environmental Music Program for hosting the VMA in an environment that surely needs uplifting music. 

We will be back at MGH in December for the holiday series in Yawkey Building's Cancer Center (especially in this private setting, only patients, patient families and hospital caregivers may attend).  The annual fundraiser concert in the summer of 2018 will invite all fans of the VMA to attend a formal concert outside of the hospital setting.  Thank you for all of your support!

The following VMA performers made the 10/24 concert possible:

Moriah Trenk (piano)

Carrol Lee (violin/viola)

Alison Bieber (soprano)

Michal Harris (piano)

Alexis Lee (cello)

Thomas Caroll (clarinet)

Jonathan Yasuda (piano)

10/24 General Program:

1. J.S. Bach, WTC Prelude (Michal) 

2. Haydn, Flute Trio, Mvt. 1 (Alexis, Ju Hee, Jonathan) 

3. Mozart, Piano Sonata, Mvt. 2 (Michal) 

5. Ernest Charles, When I have Sung My Songs for You (Alison & Moriah) 

6. Haydn, Flute Trio, Mvt. 2 (Alexis, Ju Hee, Jonathan) 

7. Liszt, Liebestraum (Alexis & Jonathan) 

8. Ibert, Aria (Michal, Ju Hee, Carrol) 

9. Alma Mahler, Die Stille Stadt (Moriah & Alison)

10. J.S. Bach, WTC Prelude (Michal) 

11. Beech, Dreaming (Alexis & Jonathan)

12. Haydn, Flute Trio, Mvt. 3 (Alexis, Ju Hee, Jonathan) 

13. Finzi, Bagatelle No. 1 (Moriah & Thomas) 


Rosie's Place, 8/4 Concert

Posted by Jonathan on August 5, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Rosie's Place was kind enough to reach out to the Volunteer Musicians for the Arts to fill their dining room with chamber music.  To learn more about Rosie's Place and how you can help their mission, please visit their website.  As stated on their website:

Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Highlights of the 8/4 concert are below.  We hope to come back and share some more music!  Thank you, Rosie's Place.

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