Arts groups’ fundraisers top-notch entertainment
Published January 27, 2009
by Robyn Bradley Litchfield
The Montgomery Advertiser
Think there’s nothing to do in the Montgomery area? Think again.During the next couple of weeks, area arts organizations have a number of activities planned. With an auction, a chamber music festival, an Alabama history symposium, a musical performance and more, the problem won’t be that you don’t have anything to do. The challenge will be finding a way to do it all.Here’s more about some of the events planned:
The Dream On Festival is almost a reality as a talented team of musicians arrives to participate in the Capital City’s chamber music festival.
The “Dance and Romance” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 129 Coosa, where the downtown area will come alive with the compelling rhythms and hypnotic melodies of Astor Piazzolla, Johannes Brahms, John Adams, Antonin Dvorak and Robert Schumann. ClefWorks organizers hope these musical selections will sweep you — and your date — off your feet.
Then, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the “Celebrate Montgomery” concert also will be at 129 Coosa, and it is sure to give your civic pride a boost. The program will feature the music of George Gershwin and Dvorak as well as the world premiere of the 2008 ClefWorks Composition Competition winner Scott Robbins’ “Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano.” Everybody is encouraged to dress for comfort (blue jeans are welcome!) and explore Montgomery’s rich past and newly revitalized present with the ears, eyes, mind and feet.
On Saturday, ClefWorks will be all about youngsters. The Children’s Concert for elementary-age kids will be at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church on South Perry Street. This kid-friendly musical event will be fun and educational with such musical styles as bluegrass, jazz and international folk.
Tickets to the evening concerts are $25 for adults, $10 for students. The Children’s Concert is free, but a $5 donation is recommended.
Call 546-2529 or visit www.clefworks.org.