An Octet in October at The Fort Atkinson Club

A fundraiser for FAC Youth Programming

Date/time: Friday, October 9th – Bubbly at 7:00, Music starts at 7:30
Location: The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center, 211 S. Water Street East
Description: The evening features a concert in the FAC Theatre followed by delectable desserts and wine with tours of the beautifully renovated building. The Ancora String Quartet & The Rhapsodie Quartet will perform together.
Cost: $50 per person

Two local Fort Atkinson musicians will be performing for a fundraiser benefiting youth programming at The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center on Friday, October 9. Benjamin Whitcomb is the cellist in the Ancora String Quartet and Christopher Dozoryst is the violist with The Rhapsodie Quartet. Both quartets are well known in the chamber music world and it is a rare occasion to have them joined for a performance together. On Friday, in the FAC Theater, each quartet will each play a selection before combining for the highlight of the evening: Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major. Afterwards, there will be assorted desserts from local caterers stationed throughout the building, paired with wine. The concert is dedicated to Lee Vance.

Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb is a Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he has received awards for his teaching, research, and service. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year, appears regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio, is a published author, and is also a member of the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio.

Christopher Dozoryst is principal violist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Oakwood Players. Previously, he was a member of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic and Light Opera Works orchestras.

To reserve tickets, please call or email 920-568-1720 or For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit All concert proceeds will support FAC Youth Programs.

About The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center:
The newly renovated Fort Atkinson Club is an independent, multi-purpose, nonprofit community center that serves the members, neighbors, and visitors of Fort Atkinson, WI. This historic downtown hub along the Rock River will provide people of all ages and backgrounds a place to come together through education, arts, wellness, business, community events, and other fun activities — while showcasing the history, culture, and heritage of the area. The FAC offers an expanding variety of ways to nurture and support this vibrant community and facilitates many opportunities for others to participate in positive collaboration. For more information, email:, call: 920-568-1720, or visit: