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Thursday, August 26, 2010

WSU Memorial Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser (Ogden: Sept 10)

Gone But Not Forgotten

WHO: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts and the WSU Chapter of Amnesty International
WHAT: 3rd annual Adrian Maxson Memorial Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser
WHERE: Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
WHEN: Friday, 10 September 2010 • 7:30 pm

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts and the WSU Chapter of Amnesty International presents the Adrian Maxson Memorial Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser, directed by Mark Maxson Friday, 10 September, at 7:30 pm in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Donations, $10 suggested, at the door are requested for the Adrian Maxson Scholarship for Social Justice, created by Mark Maxson to honor his son, Adrian. Donations can also be made through the Dee Events Center Ticket Office: 1-800-WSU-TIKS.

Adrian was struck by a car and killed on April 3, 2007 after leaving a benefit concert hosted by WSU Amnesy International. Adrian was an early college student at WSU and also a student a da Vinci Academy in Ogden. He intended to find a career to enable him to improve the lives of others around the world.

Many of his classmates, instructors at both schools and WSU employees have already donated money to the scholarship fund. Mark is continuing the fund raiser as an annual event to build the fund until accrued interest can provide for a full scholarship each year. Until then, $1000 will be awarded annually for a student who has demonstrated a committment to humanity through active community involvement locally or internationally.

Mark is bringing together local and national talent for this program. He had been a professional entertainer before coming to WSU and has called on many of his old friends to help build the line-up and special effects for the event. The program will have American Sign Language interpretation provided by Amelia Ann Williams. Included on the program:

• Bill Moio, a Las Vegas based jazz guitarist who has performed with the legendary soul band, Tower Of Power , and has appeared with jazz and contemporary jazz artists, Marc Russo, Richard Elliot, Ellis Hall, Bill Watrous, and Joe Diorio, to name a few.
• Tria Fata: Kathryn Palkki, violin; Samuel Runolfson, cello; Nicolas Maughan, piano
• The WSU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Michael Palumbo, performing a Pat Metheny piece.
• Carrie Maxson and her three sisters performing “Paris Suite for Four Pianos” by Milhaud
• The “Core” (ensemble and featured):Viktor Uzur, cello; Wimm Becker, bass; Troy Thueson, drums; Carrie Maxson, keyboard; Mark Maxson, guitar.
• and more!

Those wishing to make a contribution to this scholarship fund can also contact Carol Biddle at the WSU Development Office, 4018 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden UT 84408-4018, 801 626 7209 or cbiddle@weber.edu

For more information about this concert, please contact Mark Maxson, 626 7802 or mmaxson@weber.edu

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