|From MSO Board Member Kris Kautzman:|
A couple years ago I had the honor to connect with of Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based concert and educational organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, COOS invites cultural curiosity and exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present. Their website is a treasure trove of stories, interviews, and performances. Like their Facebook page to get regular updates, and check out the winning videos from their recent Black Composer Miniature Challenge: 30 second pieces for solo piano, solo viola, or viola-piano duo.