Orchestra raises $3,000 at concert
The Summit Community Orchestra raised $3,000 at its concert Dec. 12. The proceeds will help Mark Clark at Summit Middle School and Stephanie Texera at Summit High School with their music programs.Clark used his share to buy a tuba for a student who previously did not have an instrument to play (the remaining of the cost of the tuba was funded by chocolate sales). On Dec. 12, four local groups joined forces to perform a Holiday Sounds concert. Summit Community Orchestra organized the event to raise funds for the schools’ instrumental music programs. Summit Choral Society, Summit Concert Band and Summit School of Dance all participated in the event. The orchestra played six Nutcracker Suites with the School of Dance performing. The finale included the choir and orchestra performing holiday selections and finishing with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”Scott Porter and the high school tech department assisted with lighting, sound and stage setup.The majority of contributions were made by attendees at the door. Supporters, through advertising, included: Everist Materials, The Summit Foundation, Exclusive Mountain Retreats, Snake River Chamber Players, Leonard & Co., Curves, Omni Real Estate, Leadville Lands, town of Frisco, Jon Clark/Slifer, Smith & Frampton real estate, Omni Real Estate of Frisco, Bighorn Materials and the Outlets at Silverthorne. CD’s and DVD’s from the concert were also sold for a donation.The orchestra will present its next concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the middle school auditorium, conducted by Dr. Kenneth Evans. It will feature Mozart’s “Flute and Harp Concerto,” 2nd and 3rd movements, performed by local harpist Janet Harriman Texera on flute. As always, there is no charge for the concert, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, call Susan Metzger at (970) 513-9290.
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