Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax Return for Greenagers Benefit Concert 


Egremont, Mass. – July 7, 2022 -Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax are returning to April Hill Conservation and Education Center to present a benefit concert for Greenagers, on July 24th at 6 p.m.

The event again takes place outdoors under a tent in front of the beautiful vistas surrounding April Hill. Top-tier ticket holders are invited to attend a pre-concert reception. Tickets can be purchased at greenagers.org/tickets.

This is the second year that these two renowned musicians have offered a concert to support Greenagers’ outdoor employment and education programs for teens and young adults in the Berkshires. The evening will include a continuation of a conversation with the musicians and Greenagers Executive Director, Will Conklin.

“Yo Yo and Manny are exemplars of grace, community service, humor, and mastery,” said Conklin.  We are so honored to have them back to showcase their talents and the good works of Greenagers.  To host purveyors of such beauty and sincerity reminds our constituents, supporters, and community of the fundamentals that drive us forward in our mission to support our region’s youth through connection to our magnificent landscape and foodshed.”

“What an honor that we are again the beneficiaries of such great generosity by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax,” said Greenagers President and Board Chair David Sheehan. “Experiencing their music last year in such an intimate setting was a real privilege and to have this opportunity again is humbling.”

Greenagers, based at the April Hill conservation property at 62 N. Undermountain Road in Egremont,  provides jobs, apprenticeships and education programs for teens and young adults interested in environmental conservation, food security, trails management,and  community service. Information: greenagers.org.