|Please Support the Quartet|
Between now and Christmas, the DaPonte String Quartet is raffling off a chance for an amateur musician to sit in with the Quartet members.
The Grand Prize winner will take the place of one of the regular Quartet members, on either a stringed instrument, or on another instrument for which there is quartet literature (ie, piano, flute, or clarinet), while that Quartet member acts as a coach/mentor.
Winning players can be of any age, but state law requires that raffle tickets be purchased by persons aged 16 or older. The opportunity is available for players of all levels - you needn't be a super-advanced player. The Daponte musicians and the winner will choose an appropriate piece of music and a mutually agreed-upon date for their private 90 minute session to rehearse and perform it.
If you are not a musician yourself, why not buy a chance for someone else--a friend or relative--who would enjoy the chance of playing with a first-rate professional quartet?
Tickets for the raffle are $25 or five for $100. (Ticket price is not tax-deductible). The winning ticket will be drawn at the Christmas Concert in Newcastle on December 16th. The winner will have one year to arrange a date with the Quartet members for this exciting event.
There will be a second prize of four tickets to a concert by the Quartet and a third prize of two CDs of the Quartet.
Tickets are no longer available for the raffle!