|October 22, 2021||FUMC||
Season Opener /
|November 19, 2021||FUMC||American Music Month|
|January 28, 2022||FUMC||Student Recitals|
|February 25, 2022||FUMC||Organ Highlights|
|March 25, 2022||To Be Determined||Spring Breaks|
|April 20, 2022||TBD||Season Finale|
FEMC Recital - March 2021 On Friday, 3/26 at 7:30pm, FEMC presented its March recital "The Ides," livestreaming from the Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg.
Performers, all FEMC members, included Christina and Sylvia Andrae, who played the delightful Hamburger Sonata for flute and keyboard by CPE Bach, the most prolific of JS Bach’s sons. Pianist Matt Klumpp shared Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in B-flat, Op. 23 No. 2 and Chopin’s famous Revolutionary Etude. Soprano Sophia Mintas, accompanied by Klumpp, performed three arias: the first two, “Porgi amor” and “Deh, vieni non tardar” are from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, followed by Verdi’s “Volta la terrea” from A Masked Ball. The program also featured a rare, but welcomed presentation. Those of us who are pet owners have spent more time than ever before with our beloved animals during the past year - Paula Perry delighted us by reading selections from Dog Songs by Mary Oliver, who, in 2007, was described by The New York Times as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet."
Student Recital - January 2021 - On Friday, 1/29, our annual student recital was broadcast live on Youtube. This recital featured students of the following FEMC members: Edward Kuhn, Jr. and Michele Boulet as well as the winner of the 2021 Mildred Gardner Scholarship Competition!
Pianists performing include brothers Austin An and David An. Austin performed the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata, K. 545 and Mendelssohn’s Hunting Song. David played the Debussy Arabesque No. 1 and the Allegro con brio mvt. of Sonata in D Major, Hob XVI/37by Haydn. Flutists included Emma Jones, performing Blavet Sonata No. 4 in G minor (La Lumagne) and Moszkowski Spanish Dance #5 (Bolero), and Evelyn Markle, playing the 1st mvt. of Kuhlau’s Grand Solo, Op. 57 No. 1 and the Aria, Op. 48 No. 1 by Ernst von Dohnányi (grandfather of former Cleveland Orchestra music director, Christoph von Dohnányi). Member Josie Merlino accompanied all of the wind players. Bassoonist Walter Vinoski, this year’s scholarship winner, performed the program he submitted for the competition.