Classical Concerts Set for Delta, Montrose
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MONTROSE – The Valley Symphony Association’s first orchestra concert of its 41st season will feature orchestral pieces by some of the most well-known classical composers – all were written when they were teenagers.

The program features Mozart’s Dream of Scipione Overture, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major, and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, with guest soloists Carlos Elias on violin and Andrea Elias on piano.

The program will take place on Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Performing Arts Center and on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion.

Carlos Elias began his musical studies at the age of five at the National Center of Arts in San Salvador and has performed in solo recitals and in orchestras in the United States, El Salvador, Argentina, Bulgaria and Japan. He is currently Director of Strings and Orchestra at Colorado Mesa University and Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, made their New York debut at Carnegie Hall on March 28, 2002. As the Elias Duo, they have performed extensively in the United States, Japan, Argentina and El Salvador.

Dr. Andrea Arese-Elías born in Cordoba, Argentina, has performed extensively as a solo and chamber musician in Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Japan, Bulgaria, and the United States. She > has also been a piano faculty member and collaborative pianist of > the Conservatory Music in the Mountains since 2006.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and $5 for students 17 and under and may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Homer L. Sims Agency (901 Main Street, Montrose), DeVinny Jewelers (321 Main Street, Montrose), Clubb’s Hometown Variety in Downtown Delta, Montrose Pavilion Office – via credit card either in person or by calling 249-7015.

Tickets will also be available at the door prior to either concert.

For more information, visit 

Rag Rug Class in Montrose

MONTROSE –A one-day class in a disappearing folk art is scheduled in Montrose on Saturday, October 22, at the DMEA meeting room on 6300 Road.

The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the fee of $40 includes a small frame to keep. The class is open to anyone 8 years and older; no experience is required.

One of many different types of rag rugs, twined rag rugs are usually made on simple frames and require minimal equipment and expense. In this class, participants will make hot-pad samplers, which will give them all the experience they need to make larger rugs at home. Participants bring fabric and basic sewing supplies.

Montrose resident Bobbie Irwin will be teaching this class, is sponsored by the San Juan Weavers Guild.

Preregistration is required, and class size is limited. For information, please contact Bobbie Irwin, 249-2981,

Photo Contest Open for Submissions

MONTROSE – The Fall Clinics Committee of the Medical Staff of Montrose Memorial Hospital is looking for a fall scene of Western Colorado to be used in their 2012 and 2013 Fall Clinics brochures.

The photograph must be mounted, should be at least 4 x 6 inches and ought to be taken at the height of the fall color season. The contest deadline is November 4, 2011. Please limit entries to three photos.

Photographs will be judged by the Fall Clinics Committee, with the winning photographer receiving a $100 cash award.

Entries can be submitted to Julie Disher at Montrose Memorial Hospital, 800 South Third Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Your entry must include your name, address and a telephone number. Participants will be called to pick up entries after the contest. For further information, contact Disher at 240-7394.

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