Pianist Dawna Kavanagh and violinist Carolyn Cameron are once again raising money for three local organizations with a series of three classical music concerts.

Musical duo raises money with spring-themed classical concerts

A Rossland music duo is once again raising money for local community organizations with a series of three classical music concerts.

A Rossland music duo is once again raising money for local community organizations with a series of three classical music concerts.

Last year violinist Carolyn Cameron and pianist Dawna Kavanagh performed three Music of Vienna concerts to raise money for the KBRH Health Foundation, the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees and the Trail Hospice Society. This year, they’re once again raising funds for those three organizations with a Time for Spring! concert series.

The first concert will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Kathy Moore and David Cornelius in Rossland, and will benefit the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees. Those who wish to attend need to RSVP to Moore at km@2cats.net or 250-362-3319.

“A home is ideal for classical chamber music as most of this music was written with the intent that it be played in an intimate setting. And David and Kathy have the nicest piano in this area,” Cameron said in a press release.

The spring-themed program will include “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Beathoven’s Spring Sonata, and a third piece that Cameron says is a surprise.

The same program will be repeated at the other two concerts.

The second will be held at the Trail United Church on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and will benefit the Greater Trail Hospice Society. No RSVP is required.

“The acoustics and atmosphere of this church are wonderful for this type of concert,” Cameron said in the release. “It is one of my favourite churches to play in the entire West Kootenays.”

And the third and final concert will be held in the Muriel Griffiths Room at the Charles Bailey Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 and will benefit the KBRH Health Foundation. The event will mark the launch of the foundation’s new campaign to support the Ambulatory Care Unit, and will feature a unique “song auction.”

“Dawna and I have picked about 10 popular songs. Whoever gives the highest bid for the song will have a private serenade at their table,” Cameron said in the release.

Attendees are also encouraged to dress up for the concert at the Bailey, and need to RSVP to Lisa Pasin at 250-364-3424 or lisa.pasin@interiorhealth.ca.

Cameron encourages people not to be intimated by the two concerts that require an RSVP.

“The organizers simply need a head count for chairs and wine. If you like wine with your classical music, then these two are the ones to attend,” she said in the release.