Music For Oso Benefit Concert Raises over $4000

Seattle Symphony First Violinist Arthur Zadinsky organizes benefit concert for victims of the March 22nd Oso landslide disaster

Music For Oso: Q13 News Broadcast on April 13, 2014

The Seattle Symphony is going through an exciting time right now; a new recording label, a first appearance at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and the upcoming visit to New York's Carnegie Hall to play John Luther Adam's Pulitzer Prize winning Become Ocean. First Violinist Arthur Zadinsky, while reveling in the SSO's musical endeavors, knew that it was also important to use music to help with the shocking news coming from Oso, Washington. He started to lead an effort to perform a benefit concert for the Oso community.

Arthur and the Music For Oso organizers are pleased to announce that the "Music For Oso" concert on April 13 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Bellevue raised well over $4,000 for the Oso Community Chapel Mudslide Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the victims of the March 22 disaster.

The concert was organized by Seattle Symphony violinist Arthur Zadinsky and pianist Dr. Oana Rusu Tomai. A piano work by Seattle composer Nan Avant titled "Roses For Oso" was performed by Dr. Tomai and dedicated to the people of Oso.

The concert also featured Felicity James, daughter of SSO violinist Simon James, as well as Oso residents Sarah Hall, violin, and cellist Aaron Hall. Their older brother Isaac Hall pulled 4-year-old Jacob Spillers from the slide.

The Hall Duo performed works by Bach, Boccherini, and Handel/Halvorsen. Additional works by Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin were performed by Mr. Zadinsky and Dr. Tomai.

Classical music has the power to heal the soul and provide solace. It's not too late to contribute! Please send donations to:www.osomudsliderelief.org. The citizens of Oso have lost loved ones, homes, and personal property but not their hope for healing.

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