From the Mill Valley Philharmonic and the Throckmorton Theatre’s Noon Concert Series to the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society and countless other organizations in between, the 94941 has long punched above its weight when it comes to classical music.

One of the reasons for that dates back to 1933, when San Francisco native and Kentfield resident Maude Fay Symington – famed throughout Europe as a Wagnerian soprano – founded the Marin Music Chest, a nonprofit organization that sought to bring world-renowned musicians to Marin. 

At its annual Scholarship Winners Concert on May 21 at 5pm at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, the organization is showcasing performances by promising young Marin County musicians studying classical music: Sydney Li-Jenkins (violin) of Sausalito, Thayer Jacobs (piano) of Mill Valley, Owen Xu (piano) of San Rafael, Dheyan Lim (violin) of Mill Valley, and Alexandra Kiryakina (harp) of Novato.

The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated.

Marin Music Chest is a private, non-profit organization staffed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors with an extensive musical background and an Artistic Council with professional backgrounds in music. Marin Music Chest has been dedicated to fostering a greater interest and appreciation of classical music in Marin since 1933.The “Young Artists Concert” will be presented at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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