Friday, March 23, 2012

Gala Concert

The Ferris Burtis Music Foundation is pleased to announce that plans are under way for the second annual Gala Benefit Concert which will take place at the Sandisfield Arts Center in Sandisfield, MA on Sunday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m. The concert is co-sponsored by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation which manages the Ferris Burtis Foundation, and by the Sandisfield Arts Center. Last year's concert raised much needed funds to help with the work of the Foundation which gave $9,000.00 to aid five young musicians in their education and careers.

Performing again this year will be the brilliant young violinist, Yevgeny Kutik who will perform with the remarkable pianist Timothy Bozarth. Yevgeny has had a busy year appearing at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Rostock Symphony in Germany, and the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague.

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Also returning after a busy season with their new pianist, the Elektra Ensemble will appear in the concert. The members of the group are Brunilda Myftaraj, violinist, Melissa Morgan, 'cellist, and Anastasia Seifetdinova, pianist, who joined the group last fall. Brunilda will be performing in Poland this spring as well as at Central Connecticut University.

This year's concert will also feature the two young musicians whose education is being aided by funds from the Foundation. Julian Muller is a gifted 'cellist who is completing his first year at Indiana University. Morwenna Boyd is a fine guitarist who has spent her first year at the Academy of the Arts at Interlochen, Michigan.

Guest artist Kathleen Callahan, soprano will also be heard accompanied by Herbert Burtis, pianist

Reservations for the concert may be made by sending a check for $20.00 made out to 'Ferris Burtis Foundation' to Herbert Burtis, 53 Rood Hill Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255. For those wishing to make a more generous gift to the Foundation, any gift of $100.00 or more will receive two reservations and the name will appear in the program. Here are the gift categories:
Friend- $100.00-$299.00
Sponsor- $300.00-$499.00
Benefactor- $500.00- $699.00
Angel- $700.00-$999.00
Founder- $1000.00 or more

These gifts are tax deductible. Please give generously.

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