Some Strings Attached, a chamber ensemble consisting of current graduate students at University of South Carolina – Brittany Martin, voice; Eunice Koh, cello; Jordan Knapp, piano; Korҫan Köstuk, violin; and Morgan Owen, viola — organized a concert held at the Koger Center for the Arts Grand Tier Lobby in March. Some Strings Attached wanted to raise awareness and provide support for ongoing relief efforts in Turkey in the wake of last month’s earthquakes, which led to substantial damage to infrastructure and massive casualties. A benefit concert was conceived to encourage the audience to contribute to the relief efforts via hand-selected, secure funding links directly tied to aid agencies operating in Turkey. Some Strings Attached presented a series of solo and chamber pieces, including an original work composed by pianist, Jordan Knapp.
Some Strings Attached came together because of our passion for chamber music. We are a group of close friends and this concert was organized thinking about our violinist, Korçan, who is from Turkey. This fundraiser was the least we could do to show our love and support!
— Eunice Koh, DMA cello candidate
Throughout this process, Some Strings Attached received support from the School of Music faculty and staff, including Dean Tayloe Harding, Dr. Julie Hubbert, Professor Rachel Calloway, Dr. Audra Vaz and Koger Center for the Arts. To date, more than $400 has been raised. This would not have been possible without the support of many. Some Strings Attached believes that a little goes a long way, no matter the amount of contribution, and will keep funding links remain active until the end of Spring Semester. Click here to make a donation.