In view of recent developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person City Strings classes through April and May have been cancelled.  Instead, since March 28, City Strings classes have been held in three sessions on Saturdays using video conferencing software.  We hope to continue the virtual classes through May 16 as scheduled before the existing restrictions were put in place. 

All May concerts and events have also been cancelled, and we shall be reaching out to the venues and sponsors to reschedule these when appropriate. 

For the latest information from the Boston Public Health Commission, please visit this link: https://www.boston.gov/news/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-boston

We will continue to update our status on a regular basis.  Please feel free to contact us at any time through our Contact Page if you need current information on our status.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

Boston Baptist Social Union

Boston Cultural Council

City Strings was founded in 2012 on the belief that access to high-quality youth programs can create positive change in economically-strained communities and foster the social, emotional and educational development of its youth. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development program, City Strings provides free cello lessons and unique performance opportunities to six through eighteen-year-old students primarily from urban Boston. But we teach our students much more than musical skills. Our focus is on discipline, teamwork, respect, listening and accountability - all attributes that we nurture to develop the whole child.


City Strings’ mission is to inspire and challenge children from underserved communities to develop leadership and life skills and a passion for excellence through the discipline of a music ensemble.

City Strings

P.O. Box 95123​

Newton, MA 02495