Adler Center Students Prepare for Marathon Holiday Recital
Music students at the David Adler Music and Arts Center are preparing for their annual Perform-a-thon, a marathon recital that benefits the Adler Center's Student Scholarship Fund.
Featuring 100 performers, and 9 hours of continuous music, the Adler Center's Perform-a-thon takes place Saturday, December 14 from 11 am to 8 pm.
A Perform-a-thon, like a charity walk or run, relies upon students collecting pledges for each minute of performance. Perform-a-thons are becoming a popular way for music schools to engage all of their students in a single community event.
"During the holidays, we encourage our students to give back to the community," says Program Director, Heather Williamson. "We want them to see that they can use their creative skills and talents to help others gain access to an arts education."
The Adler Center will also host a s'mores bar and bonfire, and a glass ornament-making workshop from 2-4pm. The final hour of the marathon recital features a holiday sing-a-long led by the Adler Center's voice students.
All Perform-a-thon events are free and open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship Fund, a fund for students with financial need. To learn more about Perform-a-thon, or to contribute to the arts scholarships at the Adler Center, visit: www.adlercenter.org.
Located in the historic home of architect David Adler, the David Adler Music and Arts Center is dedicated to making music and the arts an integral part of everyday life. Its year-round activities are designed to foster engagement and achievement in the arts for the people of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The David Adler Music and Arts Center is located at 1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.