The Skyline College Music Department presents “Play it Forward”: a benefit concert to support the fire victims of the Sonoma County music community.

This event will take place in the Skyline College Theatre on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. All funds raised from this concert will be donated to the Play it Forward Music Foundation, to help replace instruments lost by young musicians, working musicians, and schools in the recent Sonoma County fires.

The Santa Rosa Symphony and Play it Forward Music School have been actively working on an instrument donation drive to help replace instruments destroyed in the fires. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go towards supporting this effort, to help prepare donated instruments for distribution to community members.

The Skyline College Jazz Combo will open the show, featuring Skyline students Russ Akin, Daniel Taufer, Andrew Fenn, Gram Aguas, and Steve Mayeda. A guest student ensemble from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Oak Piano Trio, will also be featured.

Skyline College faculty members Meghan Dibble (mezzo-soprano) and Elizabeth Ingber (piano) will be performing, in addition to professional guest artists Aaron Rosengaus (viola), Jennifer M. Lee (piano), and Frances Peterson (soprano).

Community members that would like to donate an instrument can bring it to this event. There will be a representative from the Santa Rosa Symphony attending to accept the donations of instruments.

Join us for an evening of beautiful music, and support our Sonoma County neighbors! If you have questions about this event, please contact Elizabeth Ingber.

General Admission: $15 minimum donation* Students: $10* *cash and check only accepted at the door

Article by Elizabeth Ingber

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