A decade of High Desert Chamber Music — High Desert Chamber Music will hold its Tenth Annual Gala at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bend Golf & Country Club. The evening includes dinner, silent auction and live music by the Spotlight Chamber Players, for whom the evening is instrumental. “This fundraiser is critical for our Educational Outreach goals,” a press release quotes Isabelle Senger, HDCM’s founder and executive director. The Spotlight Chamber Players is made up of students in HDCM’s Educational Outreach Program. Students selected for the 2017-18 program include violinists Hannah Ortman, Mateo Garza and Nicholas Oncken; cellists Julian Simmons and Amy Wheeler; and violist John Fawcett. The students receive weekly instruction from professional violinist Senger, and also study with artists visiting to perform during HDCM’s 2017-18 Concert Series, which continues Dec. 8 with a performance by cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky. Tickets are $85 each. Attire is semi-formal. Contact: info@highdesertchambermusic.com or 541-306-3988.

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