Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax present benefit show for environmentalists / iBerkshires.com

ERGEMONT, Mass. – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax will perform a benefit concert for Greenagers, outdoors in a tent on July 7 at 6 p.m. outdoors in a tent at the April Hill Conservation Center.

Learning about Greenagers’ outdoor education and employment programs for teens and young adults in the Berkshires, Ma and Ax offered to team up for this outdoor event. The evening includes a chat with the musicians and Greenagers Managing Director Will Conklin.

Ma and Ax, in a joint statement, praised Greenagers’ commitment to involving adolescents and young adults in the “long traditions of stewardship of the land, traditional crafts and community care. Greenagers is the best. of Berkshire culture “.

“We are very honored to welcome this brilliant and generous duo to April Hill,” said David Sheehan, Chairman of the Board of Greenagers. “After an amazing year of working with our community to adapt and deal with COVID-19, a concert with this awesome duo marks a big step forward for Greenagers as we grow our programs and contribute to food security for our people. neighbors.”

Greenagers, based at the April Hill Conservation Property at 62 N. Undermountain Road in Egremont, offers jobs, apprenticeships and education programs for teens and young adults interested in environmental conservation, food security, trail management and community service. Information: [email protected]

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