A Little Man
With a Huge Heart

An original composition and world premiere performance

For a little boy battling cancer

Carlitos and his little brother

To aid in this family’s fight, Chase the Music is commissioning an original piece of music to support them with Hope, Strength, Love and Joy.

Chase the Music is a non-profit organization that works with composers and musicians to create and premiere original music for children battling critical conditions. The gift of music heals.

Carlitos -
Battling cancer, loving life

Some of Carlitos' favorite things
Carlitos is eight years old and has been battling cancer since he was three.  He lives with his mom, little brother, and big sister. He was born in Mexico and has lived in Colorado, USA for the past four years. His extended family is in Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. The graphic above illustrates just a few things that Carlitos loves in life. (By the way – Pato, duck in Spanish, is his pet guinea pig.)
Carlitos wants to be doctor when he grows up, so that he can help others.
His mom, Gaby, tells us that when you tell your story you can leave a good life message. She is grateful for this project, because
music is the best therapy. 

Composer -
Kari Clifton

Cellist Kari Clifton resides, performs, and teaches in the Denver-metro area. She is actively involved in a number of musical projects and collaborations in multiple genres including classical, jazz, rock, pop, indie, alternative, folk, as well as new works by 21st century composers. As a classically trained musician with a love for all musical styles, Kari aims to bridge the gap between classical music and just about everything else. She performs regularly at weddings, events, and churches in the Denver area and enjoys teaching cello as well as beginning-level violin and piano. Kari holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Kari Clifton - Composer / Cellist

“How cool is it that we can be moved by music
and be connected without words.”

Performers - Cellists for Change

Cellists for Change!

Cellists for Change is a 501(c)(3) for purpose organization that empowers youth by nurturing creativity, celebrating diversity, and fostering inclusivity in music education and the arts through representation, equity in access, and meaningful community engagement.

Venue - Junkyard Social Club

JUNKYARD Social Club is a new kind of play place. 

“It’s gritty and it’s punk rock, but it’s also for kids.” – an adult

“I call it way cooler than a playground.” – a kid


Partnership - ELPASO

ELPASO, Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Student Outcomes, is a Latino parent movement designed to close the achievement gap. ELPASO helps families prepare their children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and to support families throughout their school years.


How can I help?

You can be instrumental in bringing the healing power of music to Carlitos. We would like to invite you to share in creating this musical gift by becoming a supporter, donor or sponsor.


Your generous donation goes to paying for the expenses incurred in creating and delivering this world premiere piece of music.

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