Monday, November 26, 2012

Benefit Concert for Becky Weaver

My piece "Tamar" will be performed by Perimeter Flutes on this benefit concert. Help out one of your local freelancers get the surgery she needs to continue making music!

From Jeanne Carere:

"Thank you in advance for taking the time for read this letter. Have you ever had someone do something to help you without asking for anything in return? I am grateful to say that I have been a recipient of that kind of kindness more than a few times in my life. There is no other feeling in the world like it. It is glorious all the way around.

An opportunity has come to my attention recently. One of our teachers at Carere Music, Becky Weaver is in dire need of a surgery to correct compression on her spinal cord. She has compression in two areas, one in lower back and one in her neck. With a preexisting condition, no insurance company will even consider covering her. If surgery doesn’t happen, Becky will lose feeling in her hands and feet and no longer be able to work or live with any quality of life. Becky has been teaching for us for over 6 years. Our teachers are like family to us. Becky doesn’t have the ability to earn the money needed to cover the cost of surgery. She needs at least $7500.00 for the doctors part of the surgery. I wish I had the funds to help write a check but sadly, I don’t. What I do have is the ability to coordinate a benefit concert to help Becky with her medical costs.

Becky’s background:

Becky is an active freelance violinist in the Atlanta area, and has played in the orchestras for many celebrities, including Tony Bennett and Tom Jones, and was also the concertmaster for Burt Bacharach’s and Dionne Warwick’s shows. While at the Cleveland Institute, she studied with members of the Cleveland Quartet and also played under James Levine. Becky has played with the symphonies of Gainesville and Columbus, and in the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Gwinnett Philharmonic. She is currently a member of the Festival String Quartet. Becky has nearly thirty years teaching experience.

Carere Music will be holding a benefit concert to raise money for Becky's surgery.

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 7:30pm
Winters Chapel United Methodist Church
Admission $10 with donations encouraged."

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