Benefit Concert – 2019

Benefit Concert – 2019

Thank you for a very successful 2019 Benefit Concert and Silent Auction!

Each season, we hold a Fundraising Concert & Silent Auction to benefit our Young Artists’ Competition. Included in the program are solos by past and current competition winners.

This year’s featured artist is Young MacDonald, winner of the competition’s Ensemble Division in 2018. This acoustic fiddle and cello duo plays unique musical arrangements from a variety of traditions, including classical, Old Time fiddle, Bluegrass, and jazz.


Hands Across the Sea ~ John Philip Sousa
Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Klaus Badelt/arr. Ted Ricketts
Jamaican Rumba ~ Arthur Benjamin
London Suite ~ Eric Coates
      Covent Garden, Westminster, and Knightsbridge March
Valdres March ~ Johannes Hanssen

During the concert, in addition to enjoying the music of  Young MacDonald,
you will hear performances by two talented ensembles from our 2019 Young Artists’ Competition:
Cellobration Cello Quartet   and   String Trio

Selections from “Fiddler on the Roof” ~ Jerry Boch/arr. Felton Rapley
Beautiful Blue Danube ~ Johann Strauss, Jr.
Theme from “Out of Africa” with Chauncey Roach, clarinet soloist ~ W. A. Mozart
Salute to the Big Apple ~ arr. Calvin Custer
Washington Post March ~ John Philip Sousa

Proceeds support our Young Artists’ Competition.