Chamber Music Amarillo is inviting the community to celebrate their 25th anniversary during a quarter-century jubilee.
The event will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 10 pm on the second floor of the Hodgetown Stadium in the Fairly Group Club and will include food, drinks and socializing to commemorate the Chambers’ history and future.
“Each year, we do a major annual fundraiser. … The funds raised from this event help us throughout the year with our outreach programs for seniors and youth and help us with our concert production costs. So this year is our 25th jubilee as well. It will be exciting and fun, and we encourage the community to celebrate with us,” said David Palmer, the artistic director and founder of Chamber Music Amarillo.
During the event, live music will be provided by the band Patrick Swindell and Pizzazz. A dinner will also provided, and attendees are encouraged to participate in both the live and silent auctions, as well as a wine pull, where attendees will have the chance to randomly pick a bottle of wine.
For more than two decades, the Chamber has been dedicated to presenting intimate concerts featuring small groups of musicians. CMA has been serving Amarillo and the surrounding region since inception and merged with the Amarillo Symphony in 2020. The organization has been performing both chamber music and chamber orchestra concerts this season to record-breaking audiences since the opening of the city after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled to have our friends back sharing this music with us. We understand and we sincerely appreciate the kind of challenges that everyone has faced during COVID-19. We are grateful for the community staying with us through the pandemic and now as continue as to navigate through these hardships,” Palmer said.
According to Palmer, the Chamber has exciting artists and repertoire planned for next season as the 25th season. The season will begin this September and will span a total of seven concerts, including both Chamber Music and Chamber Orchestra through the season into April.
Palmer said for the next 25 years, he hopes to see more engagement and expansion in CMA’s educational programs, especially those with students and senior citizens.
“I think that in the next 25 years, the Amarillo Symphony will be able to take the chamber and continue to develop and grow it, and by that, I think there is an enormous potential for concerts throughout the Panhandle that we could be giving. … I also hope that we can continue forward with what we started many years ago with our educational outreach programs to seniors and students. .
All proceeds from the anniversary fundraiser event will go to CMA to benefit their mission of sharing music across the Texas Panhandle and their community programs.
The event does suggest guests dress in cocktail attire or business casual. Tickets are available beginning at $90 and can be purchased by calling CMA at (806) 376 8782 or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.