FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Music Fundraiser Celebrates Local Star
Break out the balloons! Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) Annual Faculty Benefit Concert will be held on Friday March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Rose Gellert Hall. The annual fundraising concert will include a special tribute this year, as one of Langley’s own stars, LCMS artistic director emeritus and renowned cellist Ian Hampton, is celebrating his 80th birthday the night of the concert.
The community is invited to enjoy an eclectic musical evening, with performances that will range from classical to jazz and everything in between — including the premiere of new works commissioned in honour of Ian Hampton.
LCMS faculty members will join Ian Hampton in donating their performances for this fundraising event. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go towards the Ian Hampton Commissioning Fund, which provides funds to support the commissioning of new works by Canadian composers.
“We are very fortunate to have so many great performing artists at LCMS,” says LCMS principal, Susan Magnusson. “ The faculty are very excited to be organizing this musical tribute to Ian Hampton for his 80th birthday. It will be a night to remember.”
For a biography of Ian Hampton, visit www.langleymusic.com/about/faculty/ian-hampton-cello.
LCMS’ Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207th Street, Langley, BC.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.