Neighborhood News: A very special birthday and opera student returns from Austria

Neighborhood News: A very special birthday and opera student returns from Austria

 

A very special congratulations to long-time resident, Ava Griswold, who turned 97 earlier this month and celebrated with an open house. Friends and family attended and wished her well (and she’s doing great)! Check out the pictures below (courtesy of proud son, Mark) …

 

Congratulations, also, to 22 year-old Madeline Bawden who has recently returned from spending 6 weeks in Graz, Austria studying opera as a part of the AIMS program (Americans In Music Studies). This is the second time she’s participated in that program – the first time studying Lieder (German Art Song).

Madeline is a recent graduate from the Boston Conservatory of Music (B.A. in Vocal Performance) and, between graduation (in May) and leaving for Austria (in June), managed to raise nearly $2,400 for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Lesson Program. Her efforts there were recently featured on KWQC-TV …

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