FMDG MUSIC SCHOOL AMONG FEW DEDICATED TO TEACHING MUSIC TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Matthew’s quintet in addition to select students from FMDG to play in concert on October 17
Matthew Whitaker, who has been blind since birth, is giving back to the school that shaped his talent: the vital, one-of-a-kind Filomen M. D’ Agostino Greenberg (FMDG) Music School. The non-profit organization in Manhattan stands as one of the only community music schools in the country dedicated to helping people with vision loss or blindness. Matthew’s impressive performance history includes prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, and many others. He has also appeared on television programs such as FOX TV’s Showtime at the Apollo, the Today Show, Harry Connick Jr Show, Ellen, and 60 Minutes! Whitaker’s exceptional talent, passion, and dedication to his craft have made him a celebrated figure in the world of jazz, and he continues to inspire and captivate audiences with his performances. On October 17, his quintet and FMDG students will join him in concert. The show will also feature the premiere of a new short film highlighting the FMDG Music School.
Matthew Whitaker’s FMDG Benefit Concert will help raise funds and awareness to support the school and its students. Since its inception, FMDG has helped more than 25,000 students, including notable talents such as jazz piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker and Grammy Award-winning musician and singer-songwriter Jose Feliciano, as well as children and young people enrolled in public and private schools, professional musicians, college-bound students, and people who wish to enrich their lives through lifelong learning in music in a structured and fun environment that allows for the achievement of excellence without limitations.
Tuesday, October 17
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
2537 Broadway, Upper Level
New York City