"The music was water for my soul when it was thirsty." B., Pine Street Inn-Shattuck Shelter Guest
Shelter Music Boston delivers monthly chamber music concerts to Greater Boston homeless shelters and substance misuse recovery centers, providing classical music as a social service. Every note invests in the capacity of classical music to create social change in environments of great need.
We believe all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music.
"Music is the catalyst for opportunities to look an individual in the eye and say 'I want to know what you think about this, and I am going to listen to your story.' " Julie Leven, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director Emeritus
Photo above from a performance of Florence Comes Homeat Caspar Emergency Shelter, September 2019 We train professional musicians, committed to providing dignity with live performances, in our unique, interactive concert model. We employ these artists to present virtual monthly programs of classical chamber music for those in need throughout Greater Boston.
Shelter Music Boston profiled by CBS-WBZ TV: "Classical Musicians Lift Spirits at Boston Shelters." Click HERE for the story!