Thursday, October 7, 2010

Concerts and Quilts

Keeping Miracles Alive!!!

That is the motto of the Transplant Buddy Foundation. On September 25th the foundation held this year's premier event, Concerts and Quilts, at Libby Gardner Hall. It was a great success as over 100 students and teachers from the Utah Music Teachers Association were able to perform at this beautiful venue. Students brought family and friends to the event as supporters and proudly took the stage to rousing ovations. Ticket sales brought in a great deal of money for the foundation. A great deal of thanks goes to Mary and Kirk Baggaley. Their efforts played a critical role in the organization of the concert. Additional thanks go out to all the members of the Utah Music Teachers Association for a wonderful day of music.

Meanwhile, out in the lobby, several volunteers arrived well before the event to set up and display the many quilts and other donated items for silent auction. Also available were door prizes including theater tickets and ski passes which would be won by lucky patrons who donated $1 per chance. Intermountain Donor Services was present to raise awareness and help get folks registered as organ donors. Browsing was brisk between performances and many items were sold by the end of the evening.

The evening performances featured some professional musicians. Rosalie Macmillan, an internationally acclaimed violinist, played with a collection of local players named the Salt Lake Soloists. It was a captivating performance that was enjoyed by all that remained. Following Rosalie was a local composer and pianist named Michael Hicks. His brother joined him for one of his songs on the oboe. Also a very enjoyable performance. The Foundation would like to thank all of the performers who donated their time and shared their wonderful talents to assist in our fundraising efforts.

Below are a slide show of some photos I took and links to some videos of Rosalie at the event. Hopefully there will be many more pics to come from parents and families.

More videos of Rosalie can be found at youtube.