The mission of Around Hear is to enrich the life of the City of Somerville by offering innovative, uplifting, free chamber music concerts and community music classes to generationally, culturally, and economically diverse audiences.

Shostakovich's Piano Trio no. 2 - Around Hear directors Marji Gere & Dan Sedgwick with guest cellist Tony Rymer and dancer Stiggity Stackz, at the Mystic Activity Center, February 8, 2020
"The Belly and the Body Members, a chamber music skit, based on a fable by Aesop, by Around Hear directors Marji Gere, Dan Sedgwick, and guest artists Will Green & Jacob Barton, with string quartet: Rohan Gregory, Raf Natan, Jacob MacKay, and Ashley Frith, at the Mystic Activity Center,  June 1, 2019
A movement and singing activity during all-ages choral workshop with vocalist Nora Maynard, 2023
Dan and three young musicians find a beat together at the Mystic Activity Center, 2022

We collaborate with the Somerville Housing Authority, Mystic Learning Center, local social service organizations, and community-oriented artists to make all of our activities inviting and accessible to all. We especially strive to connect with low-income citizens, children, seniors, recent immigrants, and people with disabilities. We invite all who feel inspired by our music, art, and community-building activities to be partners with us.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donoations to Around Hear are tax-deductible.