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Music by Members - Sep 29, 2016

Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:00am
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Admission: 
$0.00
Chair: 
Colette Switaj
Program: 

The Musical Club season begins on September 29, 10:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, with an Open House featuring free admission and followed by a reception. Members are encouraged to invite a friend to this season's inaugural concert. As always, the general public is warmly welcomed.

Our opening program begins with a piece that flows throughout with peace and reverence. Prayers and Blessings, by Gwyneth Walker, will be performed by David Kennedy, baritone, Herbert Walker, cello, and guest Thomas Buckley, organ. The Lost Chord, by Arthur Sullivan, was composed prior to the composer’s association with Mr. Gilbert and is based on a poem by Adelaide Anne Procter.  It was one of the most popular songs of the 1870’s and 1880’s. This song will be performed by David Kennedy, baritone, and guest Thomas Buckley, piano.

Liana Paniyeva will play Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the Allegro Assai movement, and also the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s "A Midsummer Night's Dream,” transcribed for piano by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Liana is one of the Musical Club Storrs Scholars, a group of college-age advanced-level piano students who are selected by audition to receive the Evelyn Bonar Storrs scholarships. You may have heard her perform in previous Storrs Scholars Recitals at Musical Club.

Lastly on the program, we’ll hear String Trio No. 2 in D minor,  Op. 141b, by Max Reger, with Margaret Walker, violin, Dr. Edward Gray*, viola, and Herbert Walker, cello.