Photos by Deborah Morrow
The 10th annual fundraiser for the Community Music School of the Piedmont offered a prefect opportunity for an early Valentine’s Day celebration on February 12th. The event featured cellist Amit Peled and pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera in the ballroom of Claude Schoch’s Barton Oaks estate in The Plains.
This event brings world-class classical musicians to a local audience in a venue that is both stunning and ideally suited for the occasion. The duet played to a packed audience and helped raise capital critical to the Community Music Schools programs and scholarship funds.
The Community Music School is a non-profit organization and a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. As such, they depend on donations and fundraisers to continue offering high-quality music instruction throughout the Piedmont region. The school is headquartered in Upperville, Virginia and maintains locations in Middleburg, Purcellville, The Plains, Stephens City, Waterford, and Aldie. ML