Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mozart's Alla Turca

Happy Birthday, Mozart!  I found out in one of my group classes today that half of the choices for favorite Mozart pieces came out to be the Rondo Alla Turca from his A Major piano Sonata.  So, for those of you that chose that as your favorite Mozart piece, here is another take on it.  Enjoy!


Mary's Book 2 Graduation Recital

Congratulations to Mary Wilkie for completing Suzuki Book 2 and giving such a poised and musical recital today.  I'm so proud of you!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Grander Grand

For those of you still in the market for a piano, the ante has just been upped!  Now, better than an 88-key grand piano, an innovative, new piano is on the market.  The Stuart and Sons Grand piano has 102 keys and a curious device that makes the strings vibrate differently.  There are, of course, people discussing pros and cons of such a new idea in the piano world, which has remained pretty much static since the end of the 19th century.  I'm happy with my Schimmel, but I wouldn't mind trying one of these out if anyone has the $300,000 and the room to spare!

For the full article:  A Grander Grand Piano


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Free Concert for Kids!

Tomorrow! January 14th Friday @ 5:30pm - admission: FREE

*****A Special Concert for Young Musicians ****
This concert is recommended for children ages 5 and up and was prepared for introducing children to the world of Classical music through "Child-friendly" performances of dance music and famous classical works, featuring Sherwood Faculty members.

Violin: Christie-Keiko Abe
Cello: Martine Benmann
Piano: Ivana Bukvich