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Monday, February 7, 2011

Hamden Symphony Orchestra concert to help education program

The Hamden Symphony Orchestra and area musicians will raise money for the SAILS program at Hamden Middle School with an event at 5 p.m. March 27 at the University of New Haven Dodds Hall Theater 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven
The orchestra, led by Vesna Mehinovic, features local soloists: José García-Leon, piano; Mary Tokarski, accordion; Michael Betts, baritone; Kamau and Kai Burton, guitar; Chimes Chorus from the Unquowa School; UNH African Drumming Ensemble and a vibraphone quintet, according to a statement.

It is the 3rd Annual Benefit Concert and all proceeds benefit the SAILS program at Hamden Middle School, the statement said.

SAILS is a program "designed to provide students with the opportunity to raise their academic levels via accelerated classes, tutorial support, and community exposure," its website says.

Donations will be "gratefully accepted at the door," the statement said.



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