Join collaborative pianist Christopher Pouliot on Saturday, July 19, 2014 for a concert to benefit the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Art Reach Program and the Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance/THRIVE youth development programs. The piano concert will feature compositions by Poulenc, Debussy and Granados. All funds raised will benefit CIGSYA THRIVE and Art Reach programs, created to support under-served and at risk youth on Cape Cod and the Islands. Purchase your tickets using the form below, or call PAAM at 508.487.1750.
Christopher Pouliot is an active musician and educator in the Boston area. He began his musical studies at The Longy School of Music with Ludmila Lifson and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he worked with Nigel Coxe and Estella Olevsky. Following this he studied with Irwin Gerber at The Boston Conservatory and collaborative piano with Shelia Kibbe at Boston University. He was a recipient of the Honors Performance Award at the Longy School of Music and a Performance Scholarship from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Pouliot knowledge of different styles includes a vast array of music ranging from the 18th century to the present. He has worked extensively with baritone Michael Pelletier, soprano Theresa Bernard, mezzo-soprano Sarah MacLean, and soprano Leie Carmody. Mr. Pouliot was the former music director of St. Cecilia’s Church in Ashland and St. James the Great in Natick.
Art Reach is a free multidisciplinary afternoon immersion program that provides substantive arts and humanities education for underserved youth aged 13 years and up, in partnership with the Provincetown, Nauset and Monomoy School Systems. Art Reach combines a project-based, youth-centered curriculum with classroom instruction, led by gifted teaching artists in a variety of disciplines. The two-semester program runs October through mid-May and meets four afternoons per week—Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday—culminating with an exhibition in PAAM’s galleries. Transportation, instruction and materials are provided free-of charge. Visit and the program website: www.artreachpaam.com.
CIGSYA THRIVE (The Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance) is a community-based alliance of young people from fourteen to twenty-two that exists to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight youth on Cape Cod and the Islands by addressing key risk factors such as self-hate, isolation, and fear—conditions which are often prevalent in their lives. CIGSYA works toward eliminating all forms of discrimination based on differences through education and training, and by providing a space where young people come together in an environment of respect, free from judgment, and harassment. CIGSYA’s programs involve youth leadership in decision making, program design, and implementation. CIGSYA was founded in 1996 and CIGSYA House at 56 Barnstable Road has served as the organization’s home since 1999.