Friday Evening Music Club
Friday Evening Music Club

Recital Dates

 Date  Location Comments
     
October 16,  2020 ZOOM Season Opener
November 20, 2020 First United Methodist American Music Month
January 29, 2021 Youtube livestream Student Recitals
February 19, 2021 Youtube/Zoom livestream Organ Highlights
March 26, 2021 (NEW DATE) Youtube/Zoom livestream The Ides of March
April 23, 2021 (NEW DATE) Youtube/Zoom livestream Season Finale
Our April recital will be live-streamed from the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. In this season finale, the music of composers representing the baroque, classical and romantic periods. Flutist Roger Cazden and pianist Josie Merlino will present the Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030, by Bach - his most innovative and complicated work in this genre. Pianist Beverly Hritz will showcase the first of Schubert’s four beloved Impromptus - Op. 90 No. 1 in C Minor. Soprano Sophia Mintas and pianist Matt Klumpp will perform (in Russian!) Tatiana’s Letter Scene from the opera Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky as well as the famous Queen of the Night aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute.
 
The recital will be attended by a small live audience, comprised of up to two people invited by each performer, so, for the second time in four weeks we will have the great pleasure of live music and audible applause!!! Cheers and “Hears” to our collective ears!
 
You can watch this event via livestream on youtube: FEMC Recital - April 2021
 

Due to Covid - 19 restrictions only a limited number of the performers' families will be allowed to attend in person. Club members should see email for additional opportunities to gather together online during the performance.

 

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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."

 

You can re-watch this event on youtube: FEMC Recital - March 2021

 

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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!


You can re-watch this event via livestream on youtube: Student Recital - January 2021

 

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.

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