Friends of Hello Classical

Dave Brophy – Dave is a Cambridge-based drummer and record producer who has worked with well-known artists like Will Dailey, Ruby Rose Fox, and Matthew Stubbs, but his favorite job is sitting on Hello Classical’s Board of Directors.

Adam Smith – Adam is a freelance journalist and copy editor whose work has appeared in the Boston Herald, Boston Globe,, and other publications. He provides editorial support to Hello Classical and has been a big supporter from its earliest stages.

Ray Wellbaum was Orchestra Manager at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 25 years before retiring in 2016. Before that, he  held roles at Carnegie Hall and New York City Opera, in addition to being an accomplished trumpeter in his own right. In retirement, he volunteers his time at a youth literacy organization called Generations Incorporated.

Larry Robins – Larry is an intellectual property attorney and partner at the law firm FisherBroyles LLP. In addition to being recognized by Best Lawyers in America, World Trademark Review, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers, he is a valued supporter and advisor to Hello Classical.

Shelter Music Boston – SMB presents classical concerts in Boston-area homeless shelters. Their work has been recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, City of Boston Mayor’s Office, and many other organizations. We are grateful to Carrie Eldridge-Dickson, their Managing Director, for being a sounding board when the Hello Classical project was still in its infancy.

The Lonely Palette – If you enjoy art and want to learn more about it, then check out this podcast. The founder and host, Tamar Avishai, tries to do for visual arts what we seek to do for classical music: democratize and make it accessible to broader audiences.

Zumix – This organization is dedicated to community-building through music and creative technology programs for East Boston youth. In 2011, the White House awarded Zumix the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Founded in 1991 with $200 in startup funds, they have since become a bedrock of their community, serving over 1,000 kids each year. Their Founder/Executive Director (Madeleine Steczynski) and Board President (Steve Snyder) were kind enough to give us a personal tour of their state-of-the-art facilities.