Director, Daily Orchestra Program at Community MusicWorks
Providence, Rhode Island
Adrienne Taylor is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, Rhode Island’s urban chamber music residency program, where she divides her time between performing and teaching music to children in the South Side neighborhoods of Providence. Inspired by her visit to Venezuela in 2011, Adrienne started the Daily Orchestra Program at Community MusicWorks in 2012.
Through the permanent residency of its core group of professional musicians, Community MusicWorks (CMW) has provided free after-school education and performance programs that build meaningful long-term relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in urban neighborhoods of Providence, RI, since 1997. CMW’s Daily Orchestra Program is a free, daily after-school string orchestra program in partnership with Federal Hill House, a social service agency and former settlement house, based on the model of El Sistema.
A graduate of Indiana University and Northwestern University, Adrienne studied cello with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Hans Jørgen Jensen and János Starker. A lover of chamber music, Adrienne has collaborated in performances with some of the world’s prominent chamber ensembles, including the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Adrienne especially enjoys working with composers, and has premiered solo and chamber music works by Aaron Jackson, Jessie Montgomery, Kareem Roustom and Ken Ueno. Deeply interested in the creative process in other art forms, Adrienne has recently collaborated in theater and dance performances with Trinity Repertory Company, Festival Ballet Providence, Island Moving Company, and Doppelgänger Dance Collective.
Photo: Roger Taylor