Good things happen in twelves

They say good things happen in threes.

Try twelves, try it this evening.

The twelve members of the Pagosa Youth String Orchestra, four of whom double as members of the Fiore String Quartet, will perform tonight at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30.

All proceeds from this event will be used to provide summer conservatory scholarships for Pagosa music students as well as programs for our local schools through Music in the Mountains.

A special gift for a special someone?

Looking for a gift to give to that person who has everything?

This could be your lucky night: A unique auction will take place during the evening in which the members of the Fiore String Quartet are donating their musical talents to go to the two highest bidders who can opt to have the quartet perform at their own private event — a wedding, a birthday party, or just a quiet dinner on the deck with friends this summer.

Potential 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.

In addition, tonight’s program has a blend of individual and ensemble pieces. To top the evening off, a delightful array of delicious finger foods, desserts and beverages will be served after the concert.

Tickets for this exciting premier event have been selling quickly, but at press time some tickets were expected to be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prices are just $10 for adults and $5 for students 15 and under and will be available at the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce until 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Photo courtesy Kate Kelley
The Pagosa Youth String Orchestra (PYSO) puts the finishing touches on Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” for tonight’s debut performance.  The group is led by local stringed instrument instructor Kate Kelley.  Proceeds from ticket sales and this evening’s music auction will provide summer conservatory scholarships for Pagosa students and support Music in the Mountains’ local schools programs.