Prelude … CAM’s Monthly Newsletter March 2016

Apr 22, 2016 | Posted by | 0 comments



Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful, 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites our community around local causes close to your heart.  Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results:  $1,066,091 donated by 13,161 individuals for 386 nonprofits, all serving Fairfield County.

For over 40 years, CAM has provided the Fairfield County Community and young musicians from around the globe an opportunity to be enriched by, engaged with, and enjoy the world’s finest music. Please help CAM keep its doors open for another four decades!

Whether you give $10, $100 or $1,000, your donation counts!  Join us on Thursday, March 10th and give where you live.


Rachell was an audience favorite at the 2014 Heida Hermanns String Competition, delighting us with her infectious personality and talent. Her Sunday House Concert program will include Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and more!

Her recent concerts include a tour with the New Zealand String Quartet and recitals with world renowned pianists Anton Nel in Austin, TX and Johan Botes in Lucerne, Italy. She was the Gold Medal winner at the 2013 International Crescendo Music Awards and Grand Prize winner in the 52nd Sorantin International Young Artist Competition. Rachell received her Master of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana, in the studio of Mark Kaplan and plays on a 1752 Gagliano violin, on loan from the University. In her free time, she loves studying the Scottish fiddle.

Seating is limited.  Tickets are $35, which includes an informal reception following the performance. A wonderful way for audience members and the artist to engage in lively conversation.

Purchase tickets online or mail your check to CAM at 61 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  Driving directions will be provided then.


Doris Goltzer has been affiliated with CAM for decades, most recently as its Artistic Director.

She has had a life-long love of music, playing both the English horn and oboe. Doris attended the High School of Music & Art in New York and received a scholarship to Juilliard. Doris has performed several shows on Broadway, was a member of the St. Louis Symphony and played with Guy Lombardo at Jones Beach for many years. She retired from the New York City Opera Orchestra after 53 years, where it is estimated she played 5,000 operas! One of her favorite memories is playing with Concertgebouw for three weeks, when their English horn player became ill. She currently performs with the Senior Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, as well as chamber music with friends.

Doris was recently interviewed by The Double Reed, a quarterly journal of the International Double Reed Society, where she discussed her musical experiences throughout the years.  Read the complete interview here.


March 2016

Dear Members and Friends,

Connecticut Alliance for Music is participating in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on March 10th and we need your support. Hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day is a 24-hour online event to celebrate and support local nonprofits. Your generous gift to CAM will be applied to our plans to enrich and expand our Educational Outreach Program, headed up by our new Board member Dr. Dominique Johnson. Gifts of any size are welcome and the total amount received may qualify CAM for an additional award!

Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet can donate. On Thursday, March 10th, CAM’s donation page will be available from 12:00AM (midnight) to 11:59PM EST to receive donations. Please consider making your tax deductible contribution to CAM on that day. Thank you in advance!

I would like to also thank a new friend of CAM who will be hosting our Sunday, April 3rd House Concert in her beautiful Westport home. Violinist Rachell Wong is performing and a reception will be held following the concert to give you an opportunity to meet with her. This is a highly anticipated event and I look forward to seeing all of you then.

My very best,

Barry Persky, President
Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc.

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