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Sept. 10 Concert to Benefit Leadville Fire Department

Today and tomorrow motorists  driving by the corner of 6th and Harrison Ave will see the Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue collecting donations to “Fill The Boot” for Muscular Dystrophy, an annual tradition. However next Wednesday, Sept. 10 the crew will be putting on a fundraisers for efforts a little closer to home with “An Adventure in Music.”   

The Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue Department (from left to right) Firefighter Adam Olson, Captain Sean Simon, Captain Bill Burns, and Fire Chief Dan Dailey pictured with Pianist Javier Cendejas who will be performing a benefit concert at the Tabor Opera House on July 31.

The Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue Department (from left to right) Firefighter Adam Olson, Captain Sean Simon, Captain Bill Burns, and Fire Chief Dan Dailey pictured with Pianist Javier Cendejas, who will be performing a benefit concert at the Lake County High School Auditorium on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.. Photo: Leadville Today.

So mark your calendars for an evening of incredible music, for an alarmingly good cause! On Sept. 10, accomplished concert pianist Javier Cendejas will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake County High School Auditorium for the Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue.

While Cendejas makes his present home in Kentucky, his accomplishments as a pianist are internationally renown. If you enjoy classical music, you are familar with the name Javier Cendejas. And if the renderings of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann, and Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, are to your musical taste, then don’t miss this special evening of “An Adventure in Music.” 

Pianist Javier Cendejas

Pianist Javier Cendejas

Now semi-retired, Cendejas is presenting this benefit concert to share his love for music and to support Leadville friend, Fire Chief Dan Dailey.

“I have known Javier for a decade now,” explains Chief Dailey. “He has become a good family friend,” often visiting with the Dailey family during his training runs, and races.

In fact, it was during his visit last year when Cendejas held his first benefit concert for the fire department, the proceeds going toward the purchase a new fire engine. Of course, efoorts have been ongoing to help secure funds for the new equipment, but any time the burden can be taken off the taxpayers, it’s a good thing, recognized Chief Dailey.

Tickets for this Wednesday’s benefit concert are $15/per person or 2 for $25 and can be purchased at the Leadville fire house on the corner of 9th and Harrison Ave., the Leadville Chamber of Commerce or the Mining Museum. 

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