The Harp Quartet
“St. Patrick’s Purse,” the Chattanooga Music Club’s annual fundraiser, will feature musical entertainment, a silent auction and a seated dinner catered by Dish T’Pass. Proceeds from the evening will be used to help fund the Music Club’s Young Musician Scholarships and to maintain the Memorial Auditorium’s 1924 Austin Pipe Organ. The event will take place Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 6 p.m. in Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street. Tickets are $40, and may be obtained by calling Linda Thompson at 899-9818. Advanced reservations are necessary.
The primary musical performer for the occasion will be Caroline Brown Hudson, principal harpist with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO). Ms. Hudson spent fifteen years with the National Symphony Orchestra, only recently returning to her Chattanooga hometown, in 2010, to join the CSO. In the symphony concert of November 3, 2012, in which she was soloist, her interpretation of Ravel’s INTRODUCTION and ALLEGRO was called “impressive” and “captivating.”* For the St. Patrick’s Purse Benefit Ms. Hudson will direct an unusual and extraordinary harp quartet. Other scheduled musicians are Joe Simpson (bagpipe); Jim Bailiff (Irish tenor); and string and brass ensembles from the CSO Youth Orchestras.