Students accepted into BEAM program at NEC
Upcoming Events

Roxbury Stringfest

Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 

Sunday, December 8th, 2019  3:30 pm

Link to the Celebrity Series website

Past Events


City Strings Benefit Concert  Old South Church at Copley

CSU Spring Recital at Twelfth Baptist Church

CSU Benefit Concert at the United Parish of Brookline

CSU performs at Honoring Our Shared History - an Art Brunch with Susan Thompson at the Bunker Hill Community College Library and Commons


CSU performs in collaboration with the Boston City-Wide Orchestra at the annual Roxbury Stringfest
CSU performs at the Third Baptist Church of Lawrence Christmas Concert, Fundraiser, and Bazaar in Methuen

CSU benefit concert at Old South Church

CSU performs at the American City Coalition celebration

CSU spring recital at the Twelfth Baptist Church


CSU performs in Community Day Celebration at Museum of Fine Arts’ Art in Bloom Weekend

CSU opens for Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Community Concert Series concert in Roxbury

CSU collaborates with Boston City Wide Orchestra at Roxbury Stringfest sponsored by the Celebrity Series’ Arts for All program


CSU performs in Roxbury Stringfest sponsored by the Celebrity Series’ Arts for All Program

CSU performs at Museum of Fine Arts’ Art in Bloom Weekend in the Community Day Celebration


CSU performs at:

  • Berklee College of Music

  • Boston Children's Museum

  • Hibernian Hall, Roxbury

  • Historic Shirley Eustis House

  • MIT Endicott House

  • Twelfth Baptist Church

  • UMass Boston

Bithyah Israel receives the “Women of Courage and Conviction Award” from the National Council of Negro Women – Greater Boston Section
CSU opens and closes for the exhibition “Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in US History" at the Strand Theatre
CSU appears on television

  • “It’s All About Arts”

  • “Real Talk”

  • “Neighborhood Network News”

CSU is featured on WHDH-7

  • “Higher Ground” with Carmen Fields

  • "Urban Update” with Byron Barnett

CSU performs at:

  • Mothers for Justice and Equality Annual Banquet, Roxbury

  • Newton Mayor’s Open House at City Hall, Newton; Testimony through Talent

  • Myrtle Baptist Church, Newton

  • Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury

City Strings is founded. Bithyah Israel provides free lessons to 12 students in Roxbury
This pilot class performs at:

  • Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury for a class recital

  • John Hancock Hall, Boston for the Black Ministerial Alliance

CSU is proud to announce that two of our students who were auditioned by representatives of the New England Conservatory (NEC) were accepted into the BEAM Initiative at the NEC.  This multi-institutional program supports a collaborative effort to provide sustained pathways of educational opportunity and advanced preparation to Boston-area middle and high school instrumental musicians from historically underrepresented communities. Its goal is to increase diversity in conservatory and university instrumental music programs, in order to address longstanding inequities in the field of classical music.

Please join us in congratulating Jahsias and Alexia, shown here celebrating at a meeting of CSU’s Strategic Planning Committee on July 15.

City Strings

P.O. Box 95123​

Newton, MA 02495