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Museum From page 6 program. Noted for its high tech- nical demands and complexity, the concerto receives much atten- tion from musicologists and his- torians and is one of the most frequently played violin concertos ever composed. "We are truly excited about the opportunity to host an outstand- ing violin soloist like Chen Zhao for this year's Holiday Symphony Concert program,, said Michael De Marsche, Executive Director of the Catalina Island Museum. "His exceptional musical talent and rich touring history will bring a new experience for the local audience, especially children, most of whom will experience the magnificent sound of violin for the first time." Chen Zhao is a member of the faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Stanford Youth Orchestra. LOBSTER HOOP HET!CHARTERS!] - Phone or text Corsario Charters @ 424.738.0080 Join uson a private charter to catch your own lobsters! Leave at dusk for a short fide along the beautiful Catalina coastline for a sunset cruise. Drop the nets, and enjoy the comfort of our comfortable 3o foot vessel equipped with TV, heated cabin, restroom, andall the amenities. Pull the nets just after dark, and return to Avalon with your own lobsters, cleaned and ready to take home. Or we can arrange to have them cooked for you at one of Avalon's finest restaurants. Only $5 per angler for a trip you will never forget! Assistant Conductor Anna Wittstruck with an ensemble of the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra for the second year of the museum's Holiday Symphony Concert. (Courtesy of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra) Monica, later attending the Curtis Institute of Music and San Francisco Conservatory in 1996. Zhao has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, perform- ing at major international stages and festivals, including Ravinia, La Jolla, Lucerne Festivals and the BBC Proms. The 2nd Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert takes place on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the Avalon Casino Theatre. Tickets are free for members of the muse- um and all children 17 years of age and younger. The general public may pur- chase tickets for $5. Tickets are required for entry. For more information, and to request or purchase tickets, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414, or at its website: A native of Shanghai, Zhao is the son of renowned contemporary painters Weiliang Zhao and Lina Nie. He demonstrated an early interest in music, playing a make- shift violin at the age of three. Zhao gave his first public perfor- mance at the Shanghai Children's Palace at age six and entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at age ten. After moving to the U.S. in 1987, Zhao became a scholar- ship student at Crossroads School for Art and Sciences in Santa Memorial service set for Bob Butte The Butte family announces the death of Bob Butte, husband, father, brother, and lifelong friend of Catalina Island. For generations the Butte fam- ily has exemplified kindness and respect for the people and wildlife of Catalina. Within this honorable legacy, Bob's life stands out as exceptional. He set high expec- tations for himself and others, and was eager to serve his Island family. While his life ended far too soon, now is the time for his fam- ily and friends to continue to pur- sue the goals and traditions that the Butte family has always main- We provide inohome Caregem o you can tay in Avalon! Alzheimer's & Dementia Medication Reminders Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Companionship Our Caregfver Liability Insured Background Checked Pre-employment Screening CNA's Available Call: 74!:;:-d7o  c,:,$7 The ONLY in home care service on the island! tained, and that Bob in particular worked so tirelessly to realize. He would want us to live as he did, to love and enjoy the sea and each other, and to be of service to our community, as he always was. Bob is survived by his wife Carol, and his daughters Maggie and Kimberly, who could never have asked for a better husband, father and friend. We can and should all aspire to be like Bob. He was always happy, and he would want us all to smile because we knew him. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, the Buttes ask that you honor Bob's life by making a donation to the City of Avalon/Church Mouse Marlin Tournament. The family thanks everyone for their support, especially the Avalon Harbor Department, first responders, and all medical personnel who were with Bob in his final moments. Friends and family will be gathering together to celebrate and remember Bob's life at noon on Oct. 11 at The M, catered by a coalition of the best restaurants in town. At 3 p.m. we will walk out to Casino Dock Cafe in Avalon for the afternoon. On Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. we will gather on the water in the Marina Del Rey harbor, followed by a reception at noon at the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, also in Marina Del Rey. All are welcome. Istate hands. 8 i Friday, October 10, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER