30th annual Rebecca Orr Benefit Concert
The 30th annual Rebecca Orr Memorial Benefit Concert is scheduled on Friday, February 1st, 2013, 8 p.m., at the Squires Recital Salon, Virginia Tech.
Music by J. S. Bach, Copland, Debussy, Elgar, Sor, and Walton.
Performers include Susan Barrett, piano, Taylor Baldwin, piano, Megan Carlier, cello, Benedict Goodfriend, violin, Mary Louise Hallauer, piano, Alistair Leon Kok, violin, Jenice Riebe, soprano, and Robert Trent, guitar.
Tickets available at the box office the evening of the performance. General admission $8, Senior Citizens $6, Students $4.
The concert is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Music and presented by the Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Music Teachers Association.
Proceeds from the Benefit Concert will go to the Rebecca Orr Scholarship and Educational Fund of the Highlands Chapter.
The Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Music Teachers Association has sponsored the Annual Rebecca Orr Memorial Benefit Concert for the past 29 years, to raise money for the Rebecca Orr Scholarship.
Additionally, the Highlands Chapter has sponsored the Annual Rebecca Orr Memorial Piano Technique Festival for the past 29 years. The festival honors the memory of Rebecca Orr, a former piano student of Nitza Kats, who was killed by a drunk driver while jogging on campus at Oberlin College in 1982. The purpose of the festival is to encourage the systematic study and development of piano technique. Students of all ages and abilities participate in the festival each year.
In addition to the non-competitive event, a scholarship competition takes place at the festival. Eligible participants are juniors and seniors in high school.
Submitted by Nitza Kats