Concert Fundraiser Helps Pittsboro Animal Refuge

Disney Concert Hall Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary, Inspired by Turkey Jerky

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talian artist Siglinda Scarpa noticed the trend about six years ago. I live out in the country and people began bringing their unwanted cats and dogs here. They mustve discovered I love animals, so they thought OK, theyll be fine there. Scarpa said thats how Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, one of the biggest no-cage, no-kill animal shelters in North Carolina came to be. The refuge found homes for more than 1,000 cats last year. More than 200 cats are currently up for adoption at the 16-acre refuge, which is so named because it once was a goat farm. Dogs, goats, chickens and turkeys can also be found there, as well. Sale of Scarpas functional pottery help fund the refuge, but she said it takes $20,000 a month to operate. Its fortunate for me that people like my pottery. That helps us help these animals, she said. A dance concert to benefit the nonprofit organization will take place Friday at the Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will be from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Music will be performed by Tres Chicas, an alternative-country trio from Raleigh; Mebanesville, a roots/rhythm/world music group based in Mebane; indie singer-songwriter David George; The Cools, a father-daughter folk-blues duo from Durham; Puzzle, a rock trio based in Burlington; John Salmon and Stephanie Schmidt, a double-piano jazz duo from Greensboro; and Robert White, a bagpiper from Raleigh. Besides raising money for the animal rescue program, Scarpa said the event is a way to raise awareness and support for banning animal gas chambers in North Carolina.

Memorial concert honors band master Daniel Hiestand

“When we work with our students, we always want them to be the best they can be. That’s the kind of attitude he instilled in us.” This annual memorial concert will begin with the university band under the direction of Dr. Tevis. “There are 40 members in our concert band,” Tevis said. “We have a symphonic wind ensemble, which is just a fancy name for a band, but we do play marches. About 60 percent of the students are music majors.” The concert will then feature the 60-member Alumni and Friends Band. Ray Craig was invited to be guest conductor because he was Dr. Hiestand’s very close friend. Craig is a deeply respected music educator who often lectures students at Chico State. He was instrumental in helping to start the Alumni and Friends Band. This band will include the famous “Surum Corda” by Edward Elgar, the “Caccia and Chorale” by Clifton Williams and a new work by Soren Hyldgaard, “Marche Americana.” The concert will conclude with “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, a staple when Hiestand conducted concerts.

Get Walt Disney Concert Hall News and alerts free to your inbox At Sept. 30s gala under a tent on Grand Avenue in downtown L.A., Dudamel said he was fed turkey jerky for the first time on a plane ride and it gave him ideas. This wonderful party for music is a good thing, he said, praising his orchestra and when there was a smattering of applause, added, But louder, please. Deborah Borda, prexy of the L.A. Phil, said: Gustavo had a crazy, amazing idea for tonight. We told him it couldnt be done and then we found a videographer, Netia Jones, who could do it. The concert included screens suspended from the ceiling, which showed the development of the hall from sketches to models to the finished building, all set to music played by the L.A. Phil. Interspersed were interviews from architect Frank Gehry as well as newspaper articles that criticized and praised the facility. The program ranged from music by Bach and Tchaikovsky to tunes from Disney films with solo perfs by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Gehry himself came up to the podium and pretended to conduct but didnt speak to the audience, which included Mayor Eric Garcetti, Julie Andrews, John Williams, Albert Brooks, Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Michael Eisner, Alan Horn, Jane Fonda, Herbie Hancock, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris ODonnell, Emmy Rossum, Jane Seymour and William Shatner. About $5 million was raised from the gala for the Phils education programs.