CSO musicians to perform at concert to aid refugees

Students Reilly Curp and Mia Huber sort items collected for local refugee families.

Students Reilly Curp and Mia Huber sort items collected for local refugee families.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Walnut Hills High School Library, 3250 Victory Parkway

Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, including concertmaster Timothy Lees and several principal musicians, will perform at a benefit organized by Walnut Hills High School’s STAR (Students Together Assisting Refugees) group.

The concert is a scholarship fundraiser for refugee students in Cincinnati Public Schools.

In addition to Lees, the performance will feature CSO Acting Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Woolley, CSO principal viola Christian Colberg, CSO principal cello Ilya Finkelshteyn and CSO principal flute Randolph Bowman.

German Consul General Herbert Quelle of Chicago will be a special guest.

Tickets are $30 ($10 for Walnut students).

STAR was founded at Walnut Hills High School in 2015 by student Adam Sella. The group has organized a drive to obtain donated household items for 260 local refugee families, and STAR members have volunteered as mentors and tutors for refugee children at the Academy of World Languages through RefugeeConnect.

513-561-0177 or StarRefugees.org


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