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December 3rd, 2008
1st annual Generations of Performing Arts Holiday Concert Spectacular to raise funds for Grand Piano

The “1st Annual Generations Of Performing Arts Holiday Spectacular” will take place on Saturday, December 13th 2008 at 7:30 PM in the San Marcos High School Auditorium to raise funds for a Baldwin 9′ Concert Grand Piano. This piano, usually valued at $35,000 has been discounted to $25,000. The piano will be bought for the San Marcos Performing Arts Association, who will then in turn donate it to San Marcos High School Performing Arts Theater.The concert, billed as a celebration of performing arts in San Marcos through the generations, will feature many past and present San Marcos performing artists showcasing their talents using the newly acquired Grand Piano, will be preceded by a VIP Reception at Hill Country Grill on the Square Downtown San Marcos exactly two hours before the curtain rises. The VIP Reception is by invitation only for all “Black ‘Key’ Sponsors” accompanied by the “Friends of the Ivories” ticket holders though space is limited. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with a special Jazz Ensemble performance for guests.

The concert will also honor longtime music and performing arts teacher Dr. Shirley Austin. Dr. Austin graduated from Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas in 1944. She then attended Baylor University where she received her Music and Drama Degrees in 1948, then her Masters Degree in 1957. She went on to receive her Doctorate in 1960. She has taught in San Marcos for 40 years.

Information on sponsorship opportunities and/or tickets to the VIP Reception is available upon request from An Affair to Remember, Again, the concert will be held in the San Marcos High School Auditorium, located at 2601 W McCarty Lane. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information see

from Johnell Huebner

(Photo courtesy of San Marcos CISD)

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0 thoughts on “1st annual Generations of Performing Arts Holiday Concert Spectacular to raise funds for Grand Piano

  1. I have read the article and would like very much to purchase a ticket in advance, but nowhere does your article indicate where to get the tickets.
    Please let me know where to go to make a purchase.

    Thank you.

    Carol Grimm

  2. Call Newstreamz tomorrow and I will arrange to have tickets there for you and others. Thanks for your interest in the performing arts for our community.

  3. Tickets are also available at The Hill Country Grill and The Wine Cellar, both excellent downtown restaurants.

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