Art that helps
Art that heals
Art that creates awareness
Youth Art Platform is a New York based non-profit initiative. It connects young talent with purpose and creates curated art-based fundraising experiences benefiting worth while causes. We bring young artists together to direct attention to important issues in our world, help those in need, cultivate compassion and community support through the arts. We also strive to give young people training and skills in filantropy, fundraising and performing.
Sponsored by The Rudolf Steiner School, 15 East 79th St., New York

Join us on April 20 for Young Musicians of New York
in benefit
ASPCA® and The Rescue + Freedom Project

Our young artists
This time our fundraiser is dedicated to ASPCA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

This organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, they are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. They are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.

The ASPCA's mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States."


Animals Rescued
or Assisted

Adoptions from the
ASPCA Adoption Center
$12 Million

Granted to Animal
Welfare Organizations

Surgeries Performed
The Rescue + Freedom Project
"Our mission is to help animals suffering in captivity and give them a chance at freedom."
The Rescue + Freedom Project (RFP) is a US based non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing survivors of unique captivity and cruelty and telling their emotionally compelling stories to prompt social change and celebrate a rescue lifestyle.

Since 2010 the charity has been freeing survivors from laboratory experiments, senior and special needs animals from shelters, and victims of horrific abuse from around the world.

Media engagement is a primary conduit to tell the stories of these survivors. RFP's rescue, legislative, and advocacy work has been covered by CBS News, NBC Nightly News, The LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN, HLN, Politico, and scores of local affiliates and regional press outlets.

Compelling visuals often include the first steps of freedom for newly saved laboratory beagles and other animals rescued from abuse. High profile celebrity supporters include Miley Cyrus, Sia, Whitney Cummings, Andy Cohen, and Lara Trump, amongst others.

Our History

In 2018 our fundraiser was dedicated to Ventura County Humane Society
We were so touched with the tragedy of Thomas Fire Last year, that we organized the drive that benefited Thomas Fire Recovery Animal Rescue Fund by Ventura Count Humane Society. People enjoyed the wonderful concert by incredible young musicians at the chapel of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew on December 23rd, 2017. The children donated all the fundsraises to the Thomas Fire Recovery Fund to help horses, which suffered in fire in California.
Our program
ASPCA Benefit Concert
Isaac Pagano-Toub, cello
Mary Jo Pagano, piano

Sebastian Berg, violin
Cullan Bryant, piano

Cecilia Grossman, cello

Sasha Grossman
, piano

Misha Grossman, voice
Cecilia Grossman, cello
Lida Grossman, piano

Julia Jones, violin

Sasha Grossman
, piano

Misha Grossman, violin

Chamber Music Center of New York - Piano Trio
Moises Molina, violin
Isaac Pagano-Toub, cello
Julian Sanita, piano

Sasha Grossman, piano
E. Elgar
Cello Concerto

D. Kabalevsky

C. Saint-Saens
The Swan from "The Carnival of the Animals"

J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue VI

G. F. Handel
Lascia ch'io pianga
From the opera "Rinaldo"

Caprice No. 24

C. Czerny
Etude op.299 No.34

L. Beethoven
Violin Romance No. 2 , Op. 50

D. Shostakovich
Trio in e minor, Op. 67

F. Chopin
Waltz in E minor
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Here is some additional information about the concert, but if you still have some left, ask us by the e-mail:
Where do the funds go?
100% of all collected funds go to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Who can participate?
Anyone under 25 as a performer and absolutely anyone can volunteer and help in any capacity they can
Can I bring young children to the concert?
Yes, of course, but we try to ensure quiet environment in the room to minimize distraction.
Will you conduct more concerts?
We would love to. Please share your ideas.
How can I help?
Please help in any way you can. We need space donations, volunteer time, corporate donations are highly appreciated as well.
Our goal is to bring young musicians with the very purpose of music: kindness and humanity. Music that helps is music that heals. All your support is greatly appreciated.
Where is the concert taking place?
Rudolf Steiner School 15 East 79th St., New York, April 20 at 7:00 pm
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