Fiore String Quartet’s music will go to highest bidders at fund-raiser

Looking for a unique evening of entertainment while supporting a wonderful cause?

The Spring Strings fund-raiser is being held Thursday, April 30, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., at 7 p.m.

It will feature the debut performance of the Pagosa Youth String Orchestra, or PYSO, which will play the Mozart composition entitled “Ave Verum Corpus” as well as a remarkable piece entitled “Defender of Time.” Pagosa’s up-and-coming string players will be performing in solo, duet and trio presentations. A delightful array of delicious desserts and beverages will be served after the concert.

All the money from ticket sales and a “musical auction” will be used to provide local students with Conservatory Music in the Mountains scholarships and special music presentations for Pagosa’s public school and home-schooled students during the school year.

Wait. Did we say musical auction?

Fiore String Quartet members Bethany Wanket, Zoe Rohrich, Megan Davey, and Hannah Rohrich, all of whom have been Conservatory Music in the Mountains scholarship winners, understand first-hand the incredible educational value they’ve received from participating in Conservatory Music in the Mountains. In an effort to pass that opportunity along to more students, they are donating their time and skills to raise funds for others to attend the summer program held at Fort Lewis College. To that end, they have offered their musical talents to be auctioned that evening to the two highest bidders for two separate private events such as dinner parties, birthdays or weddings.

Bidders will have a chance to hear this talented student quartet as they play a Baroque era composition by Georg Philippe Telemann as well as an exceptionally beautiful arrangement of a modern piece entitled The Prayer, composed by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster.

Tickets for this exhilarating premier event are just $10 for adults and $5 for students 15 and under, and are available at the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, or by calling 731-2733. Because seating is limited to the capacity of St. Patrick’s sanctuary, early purchase is recommended.

Photo courtesy Kate Kelley
Bethany Wanket, Zoe Rohrich, Hannah Rohrich and Megan Davey, the Fiore String Quartet, rehearse for the upcoming Spring Strings concert.  They will perform  at 7 p.m. April 30 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.  Their musical talents are being auctioned in an effort to raise money for conservatory scholarships for local music students as well as the Music in the Mountains Pagosa Springs schools programs.