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POSTPONED!!! A Life in Music Lost and Found - a talk with Betty Hauck



Dear Friends, Unfortunately, due to the gas outage situation in Newport, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will remain closed today and sadly, today's presentation by Betty Hauck has been postponed. We are eager to reschedule this event very soon - thank you for your understanding! Please check back on our calendar page, sign up for our mailing list, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on events by the Newport String Project. Sending our very best wishes to all those affected by the gas outage and hoping for a speedy resolution!

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A Life in Music Lost and Found - My Journey as a Musician with Hearing Loss

A Talk and Play presentation by Betty Hauck.

For 50 years Betty enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a professional violist until the day she realized that she had to retire because of progressive hearing loss. For three years she completely turned her back on music. In this “Talk & Play” presentation she will tell the story of how various twists and turns led her back into sharing the joy of music while educating and advocating for those with hearing loss.

Her talk will be punctuated by short musical selections on both violin and viola. The program is about one hour and includes Q&A at the end.

Highlights of Betty’s career include performing for the Kennedys at the White House, playing in a string quartet with Yo-Yo Ma and, as a founding member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players, touring the Middle East annually, performing and teaching young Palestinian and Jewish music students. Betty was recently featured in an NPR story about musicians and hearing loss: