Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ferris Burtis Benefit Concert

The Ferris Burtis Music Foundation will present its second annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m. at the Sandisfield Arts Center on Hammertown Road in Sandisfield, MA. The Foundation, established through the Berkshire Taconic Foundation of Sheffield, MA in 1987 by the late John Ferris and by Herbert Burtis, provides grants to worthy young classical musicians to help in their education and care

Last year the Foundation granted over $9,000.00 to five wonderful young performers, Yevgeny Kutik, violinist, The Elektra Ensemble, Jullian Müller, and Morwena Body. Jullian and Morwena are each finishing their first year in Music Schools in Indiana and Michigan. Yevgeny is performing internationally, including concerts this Spring with the Rostock Germany Symphony and at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. The Elektra Ensemble is taking some time off while the 'cellist, Melissa Morgan, recovers from an arm injury.
                                              The performers from last year's Benefit Concert
They will all be performing at the concert on June 10th. reservations are $20.00 each. Make checks payable to 'Ferris Burtis Foundation', and send them to Herbert Burtis, 53 Rood Hill Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255. Any gift over the cost of the reservation is tax-exempt. Please include your email address for my to respond to your gift.

If you would like to make a gift of $100.00 or more, your name will be included in the program. Here are suggested 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

Any amount over the cost of the reservation is tax-exempt. We encourage you to give generously to help the Foundation continue their work with talented young musicians.

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