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Basalt shows commitment to the arts

Dear Editor:

Thanks to the Basalt Regional Library and Charlotte McClain for the standing-room-only success of the recent Sunday chamber music concert in the community room. Charlotte, who supervises library acquisitions, is also a fine harpsichordist. She selected the terrific new classical music collection for the library. She also arranged for the Aspen Music Festival and School to send a number of hugely talented students to perform a series of free concerts in the community room this summer. Concert attendance grew with every performance, until the room was nearly filled by the final one.

Thanks also to Kristen Becker, library executive director, for her continued support of cultural activities at the new library. The overflow attendance at this last concert by the Roaring Fork Chamber Players, a pickup band of local performers including Charlotte, shows the community’s enthusiasm for the arts in the midvalley.

Bernie Grauer

Basalt