Dinner Recital To Benefit Endowment

SNOW HILL — The Blue Dog Café in Snow Hill will be hosting a benefit flute and piano dinner recital on Aug. 15 to benefit a local scholarship program.

Brendan Dooley, a classically trained flutist, and Deborah Dewold Emery, a professional pianist and a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, will entertain at the event that will benefit the Douglas I. Smith Scholarship Endowment.

The endowment is a program close to Dooley’s heart. In 2007, Dooley and his family moved from Massachusetts to Snow Hill. Upon the move, Dooley began working with Smith, a Salisbury musician and teacher who saw something special in Dooley and encouraged him to follow his dreams.

Upon Smith’s passing, a memorial scholarship was set up at the Wicomico Arts Council, and Dooley is hoping to raise funds for it at next Wednesday’s concert.

In the past three years, Dooley has received a number of accomplishments including being named a 2010 Young Artist Recipient in the Music Worcester Competition; was one of eight finalists for the 2011 National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition; won the 2011 Boston Youth Symphony Audition on Peter and the Wolf; and has been a member of the Boston Flute Academy for two years.

To reserve a seat for this event, called a “A Celebration of Gratitude” and beginning at 6:30 p.m., call 410-251-5023. Cost is $50 per tickets and includes dinner and concert. Cash bar offered.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.