High Desert Chamber Seventh Annual Gala

HDCMHigh Desert Chamber Music hosts its Seventh Annual Gala on Friday, December 19 at 6pm at the Oxford Hotel. The evening includes a performance, dinner, and silent auction with donations from over 75 local businesses and organizations. The concert will feature the recipients of its educational outreach program, the Spotlight Chamber Players, performing Andante Cantabile by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky and Adagio & Fugue by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  

The Spotlight Chamber Players program provides a high level of weekly chamber music instruction with Isabelle Senger, as well as select visiting artists. This program offers performance opportunities at all HDCM events and in the community, and is offered at no cost to the student. Auditions are held annually in the Fall. The students selected for this year’s program include Mateo Garza and Hannah Ortman (violins), Ben Kroeker (viola) and Amy Wheeler (cello).
“I am looking forward to featuring the students from our training program this season. This is a group that I have worked with for the past three years, and the members have also received private instruction from a number of our guest artists.  Our Annual Gala is such an important event for our organization, and I chose to feature them because they are a strong representation of what our program provides and can accomplish”, states Executive Director Isabelle Senger.  
Proceeds from this evening will benefit the programs of High Desert Chamber Music: Concert Series and the Spotlight Series. In addition to the Spotlight Chamber Players program, further Educational Outreach efforts include providing students with direct contact to the guest performers through performances and Q&A sessions at local schools, and providing complimentary tickets to concerts. Seating requests are taken and seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
The mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world class chamber music and musicians to Central Oregon. Through our concert series and Educational Outreach programs we aspire to heighten a level of appreciation, awareness, and understanding of this great genre of classical music.  Tickets for all events are available through HDCM online, in person, or by phone.  
HDCM 2014-2015 title sponsors include KQAK radio and KBNW Radio, the Red Lion Inn & Suites, Mission Building & Renovation, Michelle Mills Real Estate/Summit Funding, Lumbermens Insurance, Virginia Ross Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, Tower Theatre Foundation, Oxford Hotel, and Hertz Car Sales of Bend.
Further information:
Tickets through HDCM online at HighDesertChamberMusic.com or by phone 541-306-3988
Oxford Hotel – 10 NW Minnesota Ave.  Bend, OR 97701
Contact:  541-306-3988 / info@highdesertchambermusic.com / 961 NW Brooks St.

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