Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

To everyone, a wonderful 2009. May it be better than you hope!

And to begin 2009, there is an interesting fund raiser coming up for one of the community music groups in the area. The Valentines Dinner and Pops Concert at the Silver Spring Country Club is a fund raising event for the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. Every year the orchestra performs a dinner concert with music appropriate for Valentines Day. This year the orchestra performs two dinner concerts: Friday February 13 and Saturday February 14. The theme for this year's concert is Viennese Romance. Dinner begins at 6:30, with the concert beginning at about the time dessert is served.

Tickets are $40 each. For more information, see the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra web page: You can also get more information my calling 414-481-3880 or 262-679-0779.

So, if you are out of Valentines Day ideas, and the stuffed monkey with the heart shaped box of candy will not work this year, maybe dinner and a concert will be the perfect gift!

I've also heard from Dr. Pat Backhaus of the Milwaukee Festival Brass. She will be c0-hosting a brass festival with the Soli Deo Gloria Institute for the Arts ( next weekend January 10 and 11. Trombonist Larry Zimmerman from the Chestnut Brass will be the guest performer and will also hold a master class. All events are at the Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Casper Drive in New Berlin.

On Saturday, Mr. Zimmerman will hold his master class at 1 PM, and perform in recital at 7 PM. On Sunday afternoon is the Festival Concert at 3 PM featuring participating brass groups and Mr. Zimmermann as guest conductor.

If you'd like more information, please contact Dr. Pat at 262-993-1834.

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