Please Support our Kickstarter Campaign for “Música en tus Manos”!

October 28th, 2013

We just launched our very first Kickstarter campaign, for “Música en tus Manos” (Music in your Hands), our outreach initiative with the Latino community of Philadelphia. Our focus is on the more than 200,000+ Latinos in Philadelphia – around 13% of the total population – who are underserved by the city’s cultural organizations. “Música en tus Manos”  is designed to fill this need in a unique, sustainable way. Together with Spanish speakers of all ages from the Latino community, we will explore musical masterpieces and use chamber music as a platform from which to offer a unique and engaging musical education.

We were honored to win the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia 2013 for “Música en tus Manos.” The grant is for $25,000 over two years, but it is a matching grant and we need to match the entire amount in order to receive the funds and fully realize the tremendous potential of our project. This is why we need your help. If we do not match the Knight Arts Challenge grant, we will not receive any of the funds.

We are on Day 2 of our 40-day Kickstarter campaign. Please contribute to our campaign, and share with your friends! We appreciate your support and spreading the word!

Read all about our project, and see photos and video, at our Kickstarter campaign page:


After our performance and conversation at Casa Monarca, a Mexican cultural center in South Philadelphia. On October 26, 2013, DSE gave Casa Monarca’s first ever classical music event! Pictured are Mimi Stillman, flutist and DSE Artistic Director, Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon and guest artist, and the leadership of Casa Monarca with children who attended our event.