Benefit Concert

(Click here for Program pdf)

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 7:00 p.m.


At the home of Eric & Jennifier Hanly:

3027 Pump Station Ln., Durham, NC 27712


Brian Hanly – Violin                Frederick Minger – Piano


En Bateau (In a boat), Extrait de la Petite Suite (composed 1889)          Claude Debussy


Romance in F minor, Opus 11 (composed 1873)                                        Antonin Dvorak


Summertime/A Woman is a Sometimes Thing                                         George Gershwin

from Porgy and Bess                                                                                   1898-1937

(Transcribed 1944)                                                                               Jascha Heifetz


Sonata, Opus 18 (composed 1887)                                                              Richard Strauss

Allegro ma non troppo                                                                                 1864-1949

            Andante cantabile—Improvisation 



BRIAN HANLY is Professor Emeritus of violin and chamber orchestra at the University of Wyoming and has taught previously at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and at Peabody Prep in Baltimore, Maryland. Professor Hanly’s former students include William Preucil, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra; and Andres Cardenes, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony.  He currently teaches violin privately.  Since 1964 when he won first place in the Australian National Concerto Competition,  he has appeared as a soloist and in chamber music numerous times throughout the US, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.  Major cities where he has performed include London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Brussels, Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne, Mexico City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Washington, DC, and New York City.  Many of his concerts in Europe and Latin America with the Western Arts Trio were sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and included U.S. Embassy concerts in Warsaw, Poland; Madrid, Spain; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Panama City; and Guatemala City.

FREDERICK MINGER is a pianist well known to Baltimore audiences for many years now, chiefly as a collaborative artist in chamber music and song recitals.  He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Peabody Conservatory where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher, chamber music with Berl Senofsky, and vocal accompaniment with Alice Duschak.  He taught piano, music theory, and music history at Towson University from 1971 to 1983, and performed and recorded with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 1985.


Kibogora Hospital

Kibogora Hospital is a rural hospital located in southwest Rwanda near Lake Kivu.  Established by western missionaries in the early 1960’s, Kibogora Hospital now boasts 260 beds, and is the district referral hospital for ten outlying health centers, providing the only hospital service for a population of 250,000.  Staffed by seven Rwandan national physicians, the hospital’s lone surgeon left over a year ago to take a position in the country’s capital city of Kigali.  Can you imagine 250,000 people without a surgeon trained to treat appendicitis, fix a hernia, or surgically remove a cancer?  The potential for loss of life from simple, surgically preventable causes of death is simply staggering.  For over a year, patients at Kibogora have depended on European & North American volunteers to fill in a month at a time.  While this need has been met each month so far, when our family started searching for a place to serve this summer, we found that Kibogora Hospital had not yet found a surgeon for the very time that we are available to serve!  Furthermore, because the Kibogora Hospital complex is also home to a farm, a school, and a program for orphans, there are a number of ongoing service projects that will be perfect for Jennifier and the kids to help with.  We need to raise $14,000 to pay for our air travel to and from Rwanda as well as multiple vaccinations that each of us will need to get before going.  The suggested minimum donation for the concert is $100/person (at the door), however, we would love for you to come even if this is not possible for you.  All proceeds of the benefit concert will go to support this project.

Please come enjoy a wonderful evening of music, food, drink, and socializing, and support the mission of providing much needed care to the rural people of Rwanda!