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Music connects people in a way that sitting around a table for a dinner party can, but it’s even better when you can bring the two together. GroupMuse does just that—bringing free chamber music concerts to any party, event or gathering across the city.

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On this episode of “Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy,” reporter Christopher Johnson talks to Davis Butner, the violinist of the group, who explains that chamber music originated in intimate environments like soirees and cocktail parties. Formed in Boston two years ago, GroupMuse musicians have performed at more than 800 events from New York to Berlin. Want beautiful music to set the mood for your next dinner party? GroupMuse will match you with local artists to perform in your home, for free.

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