Musicians organize free community concert in Encinitas, California

Posted on: January 4, 2018

“Musicians from all over Southern California are invited to perform in a concert in Encinitas,” writes Brittany Woolsey in last Thursday’s (12/28) San Diego Union Tribune. “The first ‘Come Together’ community concert—presented by Camarada for free at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center—will host amateurs and students who play string, woodwind, brass and percussion, as well as saxophone, alongside professional musicians. Beth Ross Buckley, executive and artistic director of the Camarada chamber ensemble, said the group received a $3,500 grant from the city of Encinitas, and she and fellow musician Bridget Dolkas began thinking of what they could do to involve the community…. Said Ross Buckley, who plays the flute, … ‘This will inspire a lot of practicing, people dusting off their instruments and getting reignited to play again.’ Dolkas, who plays violin in the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, said she has played in similar events…. Ideally, Ross Buckley and Dolkas are hoping for about 40 community participants…. The community musicians will play two pieces, including ‘Boléro’ by French composer Maurice Ravel, and ‘Danzón No. 2’ by Arturo Marquez. Roger Kalia, assistant conductor for the Pacific Symphony, will conduct the orchestras.”

Posted January 4, 2018