On April 13, a free benefit concert was put on at the Browning Center to raise awareness for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. The concert was put on by Tressa Putnam and the Weber State Zoology department. There was a wide variety of music performed throughout the hour long event.

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An intimate audience listens to Kristy Putnam (piano) as she plays Sonata in b minor Op. 58, Movements 3 and 4 by Chopin on Apr. 13. (Abby Van Ess / The Signpost)

To start out the night, Kristy Putnam played Chopin’s Sonata in b minor Op. 58, Movements 3 and 4. It was a beautiful rendition and was the perfect song to begin the show. Later in the concert, Adam Garza—the only vocalist of the night—played guitar and sang three original songs: “The Lesser Prize,” “Hearts and Strings” and “Why We’ve Come.”

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Adam Garza (guitar, vocals) sang and played heartfelt original songs at the Hawaiian monk seal benefit concert Apr 13. (Abby Van Ess / The Signpost)

This free concert was a great way to raise awareness for the conservation of the Hawaiian monk seal. Students and faculty were able to listen to beautiful music and donate to a very worthy cause.

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Eliza Correa (flute) and Kristy Putnam (piano) play a duet of Sonate fur Flote und Klavier, Movement 1 by Hindemith at the Apr. 13 benefit concert. (Abby Van Ess / The Signpost)
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