This past June, The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) received a special donation from the Boston Musicians Association Local 9-535. The check was presented by by Al Natale, retired Vice-President of the Boston Musicians Association Local 9-535 on June 7, 2015, in support of their educational music programs and special performance projects.
North End native, trumpet-player, bandleader and philanthropist Albert A. Natale is a great supporter of NEMPAC and the Arts in our City of Boston. NEMPAC is very pleased to accept this donation from the Boston Musicians Association Local 9-535 and looks forward to their continued support.
Since 2012, the NEMPAC organization has employed over four hundred professional musicians and artists through their Performance Seasons, Community Events and Annual Opera Project at Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall. The organization has a full schedule of events each year, and respectfully pays musicians for their work.
“We aim to compensate our musicians and local artists fairly, and value their commitment to the arts. We appreciate the extensive education many of them have invested in – and we surely want to support them in their career paths as artists”, says NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow.
The donation from the Boston Musicians Association will contribute to paying musicians performance stipends in NEMPAC’s upcoming 2016 season.
Upcoming at NEMPAC we have a very exciting NEMPAC Children’s Youth Choir performance with the Landmarks Orchestra at the “Italian Night” Concert on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hatch Shell. The choir will be singing two pieces, Otello: “Dove guardi” & Iago’s Credo by Giuseppe Verdi and Tosca: Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini under the baton of Christopher Wilkins. NEMPAC dedicates this special performance to NEMPAC supporters and local music icons, Angelo Piccardi and Al Natale of Boston’s North End.
Other future performances include the NEMPAC Opera Project Singers at the St. Joseph Feast Celebration on Saturday, October 3rd at St. Stephen’s Church, The Calliope Wind Ensemble on Thursday, November 14th at St. Stephen’s Church, NEMPAC’s 2nd Scholarship Benefit Event in April 2016, and the 5th Annual NEMPAC Opera Project at Faneuil Hall in late June 2016. Other exciting performances are to be announced. Please stay tuned on our website, www.nempacboston.org