Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vashon Benefit for RISK String Orchestra a huge success!

Dear RISK,

Thank you so much for a FABULOUS evening at the Red Bike!!  The music was beautiful and inspiring to all who heard and was a great way to start off the evening. 

What a great showing of support for RISK and RISK Junior: we are so fortunate to be in a community that values music in all it's forms.  Fourty eight musicians came together to sing love duets, and helped us raise $875 for the RISK and RISK jr. scholarship funds!

We're looking forward to more concerts: Strawberry Festival, VCCC,  Farmer's Market, and much, much more.

See you in two weeks (no RISK this coming Tues). Looking forward to starting a new Klezmer song after break!

With Much Appreciation,

Shane, Kim, Sarah, and Michael

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An evening of Duets to benifit R.I.S.K.

Friday, February 15th
Come out to the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi for an evening of song to benifit RISK! Musicians will pair together to perform duets in never before seen combinations of talent. You won't want to miss this. Invite your family, bring your friends, pass the word!

The concept is simple - the only requirement is that it is two people on stage and they both have to sing a duet together, preferably with a love theme. Like the Backbone shows, we will rotate these duo's through so there is a nice variety of music throughout the night. We are requesting one to two songs for each duo and they can be covers or originals. Hear the RISK string Ensemble itself open the show at 7pm. Emcees for this event will be Allison Shirk and Cami Lundeen.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Rock Island String Kollective (R.I.S.K.).  RISK, Vashon Island's string group is one of few string orchestras for fiddle music, folk and rock in a cozy, coffee house setting here on the Island. RISK welcomes a range of string instruments including Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo and Harp. This chamber orchestra brings a string band flavor to Irish music, Klezmer, the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. For ages 8 to 88. Proceeds from this show will go towards the RISK scholarship fund.

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P.S. We are still looking for volunteers to help take donations at the door - if you can help us out, please drop us a note.  Thanks!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Favorite Things/Here Comes the Sun chords

Just a quick note:  I updated two songs today:  Here comes the Sun and My Favorite Things now have better chords!  Check them out, print them out :)