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Newburgh Chamber Music Donates to Puerto Rico Relief


Newburgh Chamber Music of Newburgh, New York, donated $2,000 to AFM’s Hurricane Relief Fund to help Puerto Rican musicians impacted by Hurricane Maria. The money was donated from the proceeds of their Annual Mother’s Day concert, which featured the Hudson Valley Winds performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

AFM musicians involved were Local 238-291 (Poughkeepsie, NY) members Marcia Gates (flute); Ruthanne Schempf (piano); and Nanette Koch (narrator); Local 802 (New York City) members Janet Lantz (horn) and Jeffery Marchand (bassoon); as well as Joël Evans (oboe), Larry Tietze (clarinet), and Carole Cowan (artistic director), members of both Local 238-291 and 802.