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Music, art to intersect for charity event

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Oct. 8, 2002

Music will combine with art in a charity event sponsored by Bridges to the World to benefit the underprivileged children in Central America.

On Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Abilene Civic Center Dr. Gustavo Tolosa, assistant professor of music at Abilene Christian University, and his mother, Raquel Tolosa, will perform three pieces of music while artist Rolando Diaz interprets the music onto his canvas.

"An artist will be painting live as we perform," Dr. Tolosa said. "So people will be able to hear and see music. It will be an unforgettable experience."

Dr. Tolosa and Mrs. Tolosa will be performing all six movements of "Suite Dolly" by Gabriel Faure and three movements from "Five Images" by American composer Norman Dello Joio. In addition, Dr. Tolosa will be performing "Fantasia" by Joseph Hayden -  a piece that is "full of musical jokes," he said.

The proceeds from the dinner and from the sale of the paintings will be given to Bridges to the World to benefit children in Honduras. Bridges to the World is a non-profit Christian ministry whose mission is meeting basic human needs while supporting and sustaining local initiatives to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"I can help through music," Dr. Tolosa said. "If I can move others to join me and help I feel very happy. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others."

The event will take place on Oct. 15 in the foyer of the Abilene Civic Center; tickets are $20 per person or $200 for a table of 10. For ticket or event information call 915-674-6781.

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