Celebrating Gifts of Music Fundraiser 2009
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts, West Hartford Public Schools, hosted the annual Celebrating Gifts of Music Benefit Concert in the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Auditorium at the Intensive Education Academy on October 21, 2009. Attendees were treated to wonderful music in a cabaret setting, with the first act highlighting the accomplishments of young musicians. Performing groups included the West Hartford All-Star Jazz Combo, the All-Star Jazz Band, and I Giovani Solisti (each group combing the talents of Hall and Conard High School musicians), Gifts of Music students, and a Hartt Faculty Piano Trio. The second act featured guest artist John Mastroianni and The Best of Friends playing selections from the American Songbook. Hall High School student vocalist Alita Moses accompanied the group.
Celebrating Gifts of Music raised new friends and significant funds. Special thanks to the following businesses and individuals who generously sponsored the event:
Fortissimo Sponsor - $5,000
The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust
Crescendo Sponsor - $2,500
Reid & Riege, P.C.
Forte Sponsors - $1,000
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Snapple – Rogo Distributors
Allegro Sponsors - $500
Patrick, Marjorie & Nathaniel Johnson
Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, P.C.
Legato Sponsors - $250
The Horn Shop
Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Music & Arts
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Friends - $100
Don Fitch Music
Mercury Cleaners & Tailors
DON’T MISS Celebrating Gifts of Music 2010
Saturday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Auditorium
Intensive Education Academy
840 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT
In a cabaret setting, we will again showcase young talent in the first act, including Gifts of Music students. The featured guest for the evening will be Fabio Polanco, a graduate of Conard High School who has built a remarkable resumé as a performer, director, and teacher. He is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ashland University. Recent performances included the role of Thenardier in the Broadway national tour of Les Miserables.