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SVHC Foundation Presents Virtuoso Violinist Katica Illenyi in Concert
Ashley Jowett
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SVHC Foundation Presents Virtuoso Violinist Katica Illenyi in Concert

Benefit show supports the Vision 2020 Cancer Center Project

BENNINGTON, VT—August 17, 2022—The Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation is proud to present Katica Illenyi in Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion in Manchester, VT. Tickets are available at svhealthcare.org/concert.

The concert is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Ihasz family, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and Illenyi herself. All proceeds will support the building of the new Hoyt-Hunter Regional Cancer Center, a component of the Vision 2020, A Decade of Transformation Capital Campaign. The current cancer center, located at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, provides lifesaving cancer care to patients region wide.  

“We are delighted to have an artist of this magnitude perform a benefit concert to support this critical project for our regional community,” said Chair of the SVHC Foundation Bob Van Degna. “This is certain to be a magical evening for an excellent cause.”

Illenyi has played violin since the age of 3. At 14, she was admitted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest to the class of “special talents.” In 1991, she obtained her master’s degree in violin from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

Through her 20 albums, many of which are gold and platinum, Illenyi has mixed genres, including classical, popular, jazz, and swing. She also plays the Theremin and performs vocal music and dance. She is one of Europe’s most influential musicians, and her YouTube videos have garnered as many as 12 million views. She is among four artists chosen to represent Hungarian culture worldwide. The evening’s program will feature Illenyi’s favorite pieces from her varied repertoire.

“Anyone who enjoys music will find Katica absolutely spellbinding,” said SVHC’s Vice President of Corporate Development Leslie Keefe. “We are so fortunate for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear her perform for such an important initiative.” Keefe added, “ Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer, and this project will have a profound impact on the care we administer to our patients. We are asking people to come out and enjoy this incredible performance to support cancer care in our community.”   

Tickets are $85 and include a post-concert reception with the musician.  Ticket holders are encouraged to make a reservation to dine at curATE, the Art Center’s on-site restaurant, for no later than 5:30 p.m. Visit svhealthcare.org/concert for tickets.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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