BE begins fundraising concert series this weekend

Pianist David Kaplan

Burlington Ensemble (BE) opens its third season of 90/10 Series of benefit concerts on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington.  The concert features New York City based pianist David Kaplan performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concertos K.413, K.414, and K.415 accompanied by string quartet, and highlights the community non-profit organization Puppets in Education. The string quartet players include Burlington Ensemble Artistic Directors and violinists Sofia Hirsch and Michael Dabroski with violist Elizabeth Reid and cellist John Dunlop.

Whether listeners love classical music or simply want to support social awareness and community fundraising, BE provides listeners a world-class performance while donating 90 percent of its concert proceeds toward six local non-profit organizations, including Puppets in Education, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Vermont Family Network, Rock Point School, Common Roots, and Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS).  This season, as part of its education program “String Quartet Project (SQP),” BE will premiere a student string quartet composition during each of its concert “intermezzi,” an exciting collaboration with Vermont composer Erik Nielsen’s Music COMP program (formerly Vermont MIDI).

Buy $5 tickets online at www.burlingtonensemble.com or pay a suggested $10 donation at the door.  For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/burlington.ensemble or www.burlingtonensemble.com, email burlington.ensemble@gmail.com, or call (802) 598-9520.

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