Palm Dedication A Success Editor: The Telluride School District appreciates our sponsors and patrons who made the Gala Dedication Weekend of the Michael D. Palm Theatre of the Performing Arts a wonderful success. The Gluckstern family sponsored the “Classical Evening at the Palm.” Charles Hamlen, of Classical Action arranged for a spectacular program, performed by the following artists who donated their talent: Roy Malan, violin; Sylvia Jenkins, piano; Daniel Gaisford, cello; Fred Hersch, piano; Natasha Paremski, piano; Jubilant Sykes, baritone; and Paul Henning, piano. Tom White assisted as a page-turner for the pianists. The evening was opened by a performance from Emanon, our elite women’s vocal group, directed and accompanied by David Lingle. The Hotel Telluride, through the organization of Tammy Burden, provided an exceptional reception following the Classical Evening. The Colorado Ballet presented a memorable program on Saturday afternoon, which was free to the public. A brilliant performance on The Johnson Stage was enjoyed by a capacity house. Special thanks to Martin Fredmann, CEO and Artistic Director, and the following dancers for sharing their magic with us: Chandra Gercke, Oleg Dedogryuk, Maria Mosine, Chauncey Parsons, Sharon Wehner, Igor Vassin, and Koichi Kubo. Thanks to the many local volunteers who supported this event. Telluride Film Festival sponsored two free film events: “Grizzly Man” and “The Thief of Bagdad,” which was the first film in a new series “Sunday at the Palm.” Thanks to Bill and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, Jim Bedford, Peggy Curran, Ellen Shelton, Brant Garber, Luci Reeve, Russell Allen, Dolby Laboratories, T.R. Richards, Ben Kerr, and all of the film volunteers who made these events possible. Thank you Gala Committee Planners: Liz Lance, Peggy Curran, Ron Gilmer, Bebe Kallas, Bunny Fredius, Kurt Shugars, Mona deAlva, Lynda Tueller, Bill deAlva, Michael Wingfield, and Jenny Patterson. This group worked tirelessly to plan every detail of the Gala Weekend. Thanks to school staff members Nancy deCastro and Sandy McLaughlin who volunteered their time throughout the weekend, as well as student volunteers Chad and Adam deAlva, Cliff Mosser, Mia McLaughlin, Lisa Eidsmo, and Brittany Newell. And many thanks to Susan Pasini, of The Ajax Group, for her help in organizing and coordinating many details for the arrival of the artists, out of town patrons and guests. Local artist Andy Knorr donated a beautiful painting to commemorate the Gala, which will hang in the lobby. Posters are on sale at the district offices. Lisa Issenberg was commissioned to design and build the donor’s wall, which is a brilliant sculpture and a work of art and love. Michael Wingfield provided technical expertise throughout the weekend with technical support from Mark Worth and local volunteers Tom Farrell, Jesse Martin, Corey Hiseler, and Ben Williams. Also engaged to provide services for the gala were Ingrid Lundahl, of Ingrid Lundahl Photography, Susie Meade of Siempre Flores who provided the floral arrangements and stage dressing, Brandy and Jasun Cohen, of Studio Bluesky, Marcie and Jerry Ryan for the beautiful plaques, and Bob Mahoney for his expertise on the acoustic shell. And thanks to Mountain Village for the use of their Merchant account without which we wouldn’t have been able process credit cards. Many thanks to the following local media for covering the events in depth with stories and commentaries: Steven Barrett of KOTO Radio, Suzanne Cheavens, Susan Viebrock, Drew Ludwig and Ben Knight of the Daily Planet, Seth Cagin, Marta Tarbell and Josie Jay, Anne Reeser, Tina Whatcott, Brett Schreckengost, and Barbara Kondracki of The Telluride Watch. Thank you for your outstanding work. Finally, thanks to all the patrons who attended the Gala events. – Mary Rubadeau and Telluride R-1 School Board Members: Jenny Patterson, Lynda Tueller, Becky Padilla, Paul Ruud, Cindy Lystad
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A big thank you to everyone who helped make the 2nd Annual "Soaring for Search & Rescue" fundraiser a great success. I'd like to extend my deepest gratitude to all the individuals and businesses in the Telluride community for their support and donated items for the silent auction. Everyone who came out last Friday night to the Sheridan Opera House was treated to a wonderful evening of short films, silent auction, S&R slide show and a really great time. Anyone still needing to pick up their items should stop by the Telluride Mountaineer.
– Greg Babush, Telluride Air Force President
Friday evening, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. the Telluride Choral Society will perform at the Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. Gabriel Faure's Requiem which will be sung by the MasterWorks Chorale and Orchestra. In addition Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, Pablo Casal's Nigra Sum, and David Lingle's Psalm 121, will be performed by the Telluride Chamber Singers. The Caesar Frank Violin Sonata, will be performed by Carols Elias, Concert Master of the Grand Junction Symphony and head of the String Program at Mesa State University and will be accompanied by Andrea Arese-Elias.
This concert is the fifth in a series of highly successful MasterWorks performances. The Faure Requiem is a seven-movement masterpiece from the French composer, highlighted by its stunning soprano solo movement, the Pie Jesu, and the ethereal Sanctus movement. Both movements are featured heavily in choral compilations on their own, but the Choral Society performs them Friday evening nestled among the other movements, which are just as stunning. The orchestra for the Requiem is comprised of talented players from Telluride, Montrose and Grand Junction.
The Telluride Choral Society's MasterWorks V is this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at tellurideticket.com. Call 728-3411 for information.
We hope to see you at this truly beautiful and lyrical performance. If you appreciate choral and chamber music this evening has been designed for you.
– Stu Fraser
Goodbye, Christine and Debbie
As we near the end of ski season I would like to pay recognition to a member of our Telluride Medical Center family who will be working her last day at the clinic on Saturday.
Christine Tealdi, PA-C, wll be sorely missed by all of us who had the pleasure off working alongside her for the last four-and-a-half years. She is one of the most compassionate and caring providers I have ever worked with. Her professionalism and knowledge of medicine and patient care is outstanding. I will miss her infectious smile and tireless dedication to her patients and the Telluride Medical Center. Selfishly, I already envy the lucky clinic or hospital that will have the great fortune of having Chris as a member of their staff.
Good luck, Chris. We all wish you the very best. Don't forget us!
Adios for now.
— Becky Padilla, Becca Priestly and your Telluride Medical Center Family