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Concert to aid wounded vets

TICONDEROGA A concert of chamber music by the Oneida Trio will be given at the Ticonderoga United Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

The concert is to be a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury, and all of the proceeds will go to Adirondack-area veterans with this type of injury.

Bob Woodruff, journalist and recent anchor of ABC News, was critically injured by a roadside bomb while reporting from Iraq in 2006.

He and his wife, Lee summer residents of Silver Bay have written a New York Times bestseller, In an Instant, documenting his injury and recovery.

The Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury was created to raise money to aid military men and women who have suffered similar injuries.

Tibby Christenberry, Oneida Trio flutist, and summer resident of Silver Bay, explained that the trio wanted to do a concert to celebrate Woodruffs miraculous recovery and aid other injured veterans who were not necessarily as fortunate.

She said, We envisioned a concert of music whose titles all have something to do with water. We found a piece that was inspired by a Georgia OKeefe painting (Pool in the Woods, Lake George) and built the rest of the program around that. Many composers have set the beauty of water to music, and we look forward to presenting a program on this enjoyable theme. It is particularly appropriate to do this concert where we all appreciate the splendor of our Adirondack lakes.

The Oneida Trio is comprised of Christenberry, flute, of Nashville, Tenn., and Silver Bay; Andrew Risinger, piano, also of Nashville; and Jennifer Stomberg, cello, of Newark, Del.

Christenberry is an instructor of flute at Belmont Academy of Belmont University, principal flute of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, and a substitute for the Nashville Symphony.

Risinger is the organist for the Nashville Symphony, Organist and Associate Director of Music at West End United Methodist Church, and is on the faculty of Belmont University.

Stomberg serves on the faculty of the Wilmington Music School and the University of Delawares Community Music School, and has been a member of the Silver Bay String Quartet since 1989.

The concert will feature music by Debussy, Ravel, Reinecke, Gaubert, and Locklair. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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