Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Westminster Choir College January 2020 Events

 *****Westminster Choir: Homecoming Concert 2020


Welcome the Westminster Choir back to Princeton as it presents a program with repertoire rooted deep in Westminster Choir's history as well as works by Westminster Choir alumni, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its founding in 1920. Between these features, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia, reflecting Westminster Choir's spirit and mission as it "appeared and inspired" thousands of choral musicians over the past century.

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30PM

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
68 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ   08544

Admission is Free but tickets are required.

Box Office: 609-258-9220

Online: https://tickets.princeton.edu/Online/default.asp

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers 1st Annual HolidayFest December 1, 2020


Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
1st Annual HolidayFest 
December 1, 2019
Bucks County Visitor Center
Street Road


 Lorrie Ksiazek and Students


Rebecca Decker and Students





 Sally Laessig and Students



Risa Rosenthal and Students


Belinda Ash and Students

Updated 12/3/19 Westminster Choir College December 2019 Events




 *****Westminster Symphonic Choir: Bach - Mass in B Minor

This work of towering musicality and deep spirituality is a fitting summation of J.S. Bach's epochal career; he finished it the year before he died. It's “above and beyond every piece of music that's been created for liturgical purposes,” says Yannick Nézet-Séguin. A setting of the complete Latin Mass, it demands superlatives, at the same time rendering them inadequate. Yannick's mastery of vocal music, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, distinguished vocal soloists, and the inimitable Philadelphia Orchestra will bring the Mass to life as a peak musical and spiritual experience for every listener.

Performers:



Westminster Symphonic Choir
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor


Event Schedule:

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30PM
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00PM

Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Ticket Sales: 215-893-1999
Online: www.philorch.org
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*****Rider Musical Theatre: A Grand Night for Singing

A Grand Night for Singing is a musical revue featuring a range of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It includes lesser-known works such as Allegro, Me and Juliet and State Fair along with songs from hit musicals Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. 

It was nominated for two Tony Awards, for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. 

Event Schedule:

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Spitz Theater
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ   08648

Ticket Information:

Admission is Free, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Please contact the box office to reserve your seat.

Box Office: 609-896-7775 or email BLCboxoffice@rider.edu
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*****Jingle Bell Jazz: Phil Orr and More

Jazz pianist and Westminster alumnus Phil Orr is joined by the nationally-recognized Michael O'Brien on bass and Sean Dixon on drums to perform traditional yule fare in thoughtful reworkings in swing, post-bop, Brazilian, Afro-Latin, New Orleans and even klezmer-infused jazz styles.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00PM
Robert L. Annis PLayhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors

Box Office: 609-921-2663
Online:

https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU&tck=true
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*****Wesminster Chinese Music Ensemble
Youth, Athletics and Romance

The Westminster Chinese Music Ensemble performs traditional and modern songs and dances from various parts of China and the Chinese Diaspora.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00PM

Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540

Admission is Free
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*****Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Love Came Down at Christmas

Join the Westminster Bell Choir as it presents "Love Came Down at Christmas" at Grounds for Sculpture. Experience the true meaning of the Christmas season through original works, transcriptions of light classics and beloved carols.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00PM

Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton Township, New Jersey  08619

Admission: $23 Members, $28 Non-Members

Order tickets online:

https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/events/westminster-concert-bell-choir/
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*****Westminster Community Orchestra: Holiday Sing-Along

Come and sing along to a program of timeless holiday favorites! This free program will include a variety of styles, including carols and a fun sing-through of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Free-will donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the door. All contributions will be distributed to area food pantries.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 

Robert L. Annie Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey  08540

Admission is Free
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*****An Evening of Readings and Carols 2019

A spectacular evening of holiday music for choir, organ and brass performed in the grandeur of the Princeton University Chapel, featuring Westminster’s choirs and the renowned Solid Brass

Advance purchase is suggested. There is a SIX-TICKET LIMIT per event for all orders.


Performers



Westminster Chapel Choir
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Westminster Alumni Choir

James Jordan, conductor
Joe Miller, conductor
Kathleen Ebling Shaw, conductor
Tom T. Shelton, Jr., conductor

Guest Artists
Ken Cowan, organ
Solid Brass ensemble

Readers
Teresa Hui '04
Joseph F. Whall


Event Schedule:

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM 

Princeton University Chapel
Princeton, NJ  08542


Tickets: Friday and Saturday evenings: $70, $55, $40
Saturday afternoon: $45 (general admission), $70 (includes $25 contribution to the Westminster Scholarship Fund and preferred seating)
Box Office: (609) 921-2663


Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU&tck=true

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1 at 10:00AM






Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Winter 2020 Events


Register for YOBC Preview Day
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Bucks County Community College 


Master Class with David Kim,
Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Master
Violin Master Class
Saturday, January 25
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Register:

Composers Workshop, presented by Erin Busch
Saturday, January 25
10:00 – 11:30 am
Registration details coming soon!

YOBC Friend Day 
Sunday, February 9, 2020



 
Master Class with Jonathan Blumenfeld,
Philadelphia Orchestra Oboe
Oboe Master Class
Saturday, February 8
10:00 – 11:30 am
Register:
https://yobc.org/jonathan-blumenfeld-oboe-master-class-registration/


Friday, November 15, 2019

Updated 11-15-19 Westminster Choir College November 2019 Events



*****Westminster Kantorei: An Evening of Choral Evensong
Concertized choral evensong for the Feast of All Saints
Performing the works of Bryd, Tallis, Farmer, Batten, and more

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors
Box Office: 5609-921-2663
Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1286589&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&tck=true
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*****Westminster Chapel Choir
Angels and Demons
Westminster Chapel Choir welcomes families and friends to Westminster for Family Weekend with a performance of music by Aguiar, Arnesesn, Durufle, Handel, Mozart, Orban, and Whitacre.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Free Admission, VERY LIMITED PUBLIC SEATING

5-ticket limit for family members.

1 ticket for individual faculty, staff or students with valid Rider ID. Very limited quantities available once family members have been accommodated.

Pick up tickets at Will Call before the concert.
No online orders.
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*****Westminster Williamson Voices: The Stars Rearrange Themselves Premiering new works by Thomas LaVoy, Sarah Rimkus, Anthony Maglione

Premieres of works by Thomas LaVoy and Sarah Rimkus with poetry by Dana Gioia, commissioned by the Scattered Light Consortium (Glasgow School of Art Choir, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, Westminster Williamson).  Also premieres of two Gregorian chant-based works by Anthony Maglione, new works by James Whitbourn, and works for choral improvisation and new carols for the Christmas season by Pilkington, Rimkus, Custer, Scheibe and Hudson.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Tickets:

Admission: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors
Box office: 609-921-2663
Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1286592&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=
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*****Rider Dances - The Dance and Sustainability Project
Learn about the links between Rider University's shared read The Poisoned City and a dance created for the Global Water Project, an organization that advocates for clean water in underrepresented communities. 

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 4:00PM-5:00PM

Theater in the Bart Luedeke Center
Rider University
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Admission is Free, No ticket required
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*****Kaleidoscope Chamber Series
Bucket List

Members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty present the first of two recitals dedicated to masterworks from solo and chamber repertoire that they never quite got around to working up!

Georges Enescu:  Sept chansons de Clément Marot, op. 15 for voice and piano
Charles-Marie Widor:  Suite, op. 34 for flute and piano
Robert Schumann:  Three Romances for oboe and piano 
Pierre Sancan:  Lamento and Rondo for alto saxophone and piano
Moritz Moszkowski:  "Polonaise" and "Krakowiak" from Four Polish Dances, op. 55 Nouvelles Danses Espagnoles, op 65, no. 1 for piano four hands

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30PM

Gill Memorial Chapel
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey  08648

Admission is Free
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*****Westminster Choir: Appear and Inspire
100 Years of Singing

100th Anniversary of the founding of Westminster Choir College in 1920

Benjamin Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecelia
Daniel Elder's O Magnum Mysterium
Arnold Schonberg's Friede auf Erden
Works by Runestad, O'Regan and more 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00PM

St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Avenue
Massapequa, New York 11758

Admission is Free-will donation

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors

Box Office: 609-921-2663

Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1286593&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=
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*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital

Flûtes à Deux
Performing French flute duets from four centuries by Benoit Tranquille Berbiguier, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet/Francois Borne and more. 
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
 
Free Admission
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*****Westminster Williamson Voices 
at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
in celebration of Bational Bible Week

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA   19103

Admission is Free
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*****Rinaldi Steinway Westminster Piano Alimni Series
AnnaLotte Smith '17
Performs works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Faure, Rachmaninoff

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ    08540

Admission is Free
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*****Rider Musical Theatre: HAIR
50 years ago, Hair was the first rock musical to hit Broadway, the product of the hippie counter-culture and the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

A "tribe" of hippie youngsters living in the East Village of New York during the Vietnam War. They long to change the world as they rebel against their parents and society. 

Score includes:
Let the Sunshine
Aquarius
Good Morning Starshine

Warning: Some material may not be suitable for young audiences.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 Preview Performance
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00PM

Yvonne Theater

2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648

Tickets:


Admission: $25 adults; seniors/non-Rider students $20, $5 Rider students
Faculty and Staff: Please contact the box office to reserve your ticket.


Preview Performance sold at door: $9 adults/non-Rider students, $5 seniors
Box Office: 609-896-7775


Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1289228&presenter=RIDER&venue=&event=&tck=true
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*****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
Music for Two Flutes and Piano

Ellen Fisher Deerberg, Kevin Willois, flute
Christopher McWilliams, piano

Performing arrangements of works by Delibes, Rameau, and Damase.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:15PM

Niles Chapel
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission is Free 
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*****Westminster Community Chorus
Vespers by the Sea

Westminster's community-based choral ensemble celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission with a program featuring NASA media and Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass.

Join us by the Sea of Tranquility as we explore the universe within the human spirit. Find inspiration and reach new heights with a chamber orchestra, ethereal choral soundscape and transmissions from the Apollo 11 mission.

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College 
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors

Box Office: 609-921-2663
Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1287945&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&tck=true
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*****Westminster Opera Theatre
Cendrillon

Jules Massenet's operatic retelling of the classic Cinderella tale by Charles Perrault. Performed with chamber orchestra and sung in French with English supertitles.

Performances:

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission: $25 adults, $20 students/seniors

Box Office: 609-921-2663
Online: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1287025&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=
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*****Westminster Jubilee Singers: My Faith Looks Up to Thee
An evening of songs of comfort and strength

An evening of songs of comfort and strength.  The program includes Adolphus Hailstork's I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, William Dawson's Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, music by Undine Smith Moore, M. Roger Holland and the premiere of My Faith Looks Up to Thee by Marques L. A. Garrett, composed in honor of the Westminster Jubilee Singers’ 25th anniversary. The ensemble will be joined by George Johnson III, tenor, and Zackary D. Ross, organ


Performers



Westminster Jubilee Singers
George Johnson III, tenor
Zackary D. Ross, organ
Vinroy D. Brown, Jr., conductor


Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:30PM 

Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College

101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ, 08540
Tickets:
$20 adults and $15 students/seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Member Clipper Erickson

A note from Clipper Erickson, BCAPT Member:
 
The all-Dett concert I participated in at Westminster was broadcast on WWFM last Monday.  It's available to listen to on the web on demand:

It was a great program, hope you can listen!
 
Here is the info about the program:
 
Down from the Heavens
Celebrating the Music of R. Nathaniel Dett

At the end of this week I realize a dream to recreate Nathaniel Dett’s performances on his 137th birthday. I will be joined by the Westminster Jubilee Singers and Rochelle Ellis as we perform and sing some of Dett’s glorious music. Come and join us!
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30pm
Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane | Princeton, New Jersey

GET YOUR TICKETS
 


Russian Romance
with the Warminster Symphony Orchestra

These are the links for concert information about this Friday and the link to the Facebook livestream if you can't make it.

I gave a presentation on Nathaniel Dett for the group a couple of years ago.  It's fantastic music and I'm going to be joined by Rochelle Ellis on Dett's songs and the Westminster Jubilee Singers on some of the choral works.  It will be a wonderful concert.  Hope to see you there!


All best,
Clipper
 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital 1:00PM November 3, 2019 at Jacobs Music in Doylestown

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Fall and Halloween Recital
Jacobs Music
Doylestown, PA
November 3, 2019
1:00PM

Butterfly (Schmetterling) Op.81, No.4 by G. Merkel
Toccata Op.60, No.4 by D. Kabalevsky
Performed by Emma

It's Halloween! by W. Palmer
My Robot by W. Palmer
Performed by Grace

Snake Charmer by N. Faber
Performed by Dina

Jazzy Joe by N. Faber
Performed by Libby

Serge the Bear by J.R. Poe
Musette by J.S. Bach
Performed by David

Little Duck Dance (Duet) by T. Verner
Performed by Dina and Libby

High Steppers! by D. Alexander 
Performed by Brian

Two Guitars Duet Traditional Arrangement by E. McLean
Performed by Brian and Samuel

Toccatina by D. Kabelevsky
Performed by Samuel

Ballad of Don Quixote by L.F. Olson
Performed by Leysan

Waltz by V. Titarenko, arranged by G. Sviridov
Performed by Michael

LeSalon de Musique by Rocherolle
Performed by Amit

Waltz by E. Doga
Performed by Neta

Song Without Words by F. Mendelssohn 
Performed by Adelle

Liebestraum by F. Liszt
Performed by Leah

Tarantella (Duet) by V. Gavrilin
Performed by Amit and Neta

March (Duet) by V. Gavrilin
Performed by Adelle and Lea

Balloon Pop Polka by R. Ellinger
Performed by Ari, Dina, Boris, and Libby  

 

 

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital 2:30PM November 3, 2019 at Jacobs Music in Doylestown

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Fall and Halloween Recital
Jacobs Music
Doylestown, PA
November 3, 2019
2:30PM

Halloween by J. Bastien
Yankee Doodle Traditional
Old McDonald by J. Bastien
Performed by Lauren

Ragtime Do-Si-Do by M. Mier
Hallelujah by M. Mier
Performed by Roman

Hopscotch on Halloween by J. Bastien/L.Bastien
Performed by Lucas

Zoom, Zoom, Witch's Broom by MacLean/N. Faber
Performed by Ella

Cowboy Joe (Duet) by N. Faber/R. Faber 
Performed by Ella with Mrs. Ksiazek

Cool Ghoul by C. Rollin
Race Against the Clock by C. Noona/W. Noona
Performed by Noah

Witch on a Superspeed Broom by M. Mier
Midnight Shadows by M. Mier
Performed by Luke

Calypso Charlie by B. Boyd
Big Green Frog by C. Setliff
Performed by Holly

March of the Gnomes by M. Mier
Performed by Russell

Pumpkin Dance by T. Brown
Creeping Footsteps by M. Leaf
Performed by Katina

Ballade by R. Vandall
Performed by Aidan

Flying Broomsticks by R. Vandall
Tomorrow by C. Strouse
Performed by Meghan

Halloween Bounce by L. Olson
Trick or Treat Night by K. Polhamus
Performed by Sydney

Frightened Fingers by C. Setliff
Halloween Night by A. Demarest
Performed by AugustGrace

Someone You Loved by L. Capaldi
Performed by Lily

Mystic Quest by R. Harstsell
Italian Festival by L.F. Olson
Performed by Claire

Dos Gardenias by I. Carrillo
Hedwig's Theme by J. Williams
Performed by Nicholas












Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital 2:30PM November 2, 2019 at Cairn University

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Fall and Halloween Recital
Cairn University
Manor Hall
November 2, 2019
2:30PM

Polonaise in Ab Op. 53 by F. Chopin
Performed by Caleb, Cairn University piano performance major


Dance of the Wind by T. Brown
Performed by Steven

Autumn Glow by M. Mier
Fur Elise by L. Beethoven
Performed by Brandi

Gavotte in g minor BWV 822 by J.S. Bach
Performed by Olivia

Snowflake Rag by N. Faber
Performed by Gabrielle

Pumpkin Boogie by N. Faber
Performed by Roman

Ode to Joy by L. Beethoven/Faber
Sneaky Surprise by K. Williams
Performed by Ritika

Sky Country by R. Perdew
Performed by Michael

Olei by L.F. Olson
Performed by Maya

Wade in the Water Folk Song/Mier
Performed by Maya and Michael

Scheherazade by N. Rimsky-Korsakov/Bastien
Calicusu by E. Engin
Performed by Shirina

Poem by Z. Fibich
Performed by Victoria

Le Petit Noir by C. Debussy
Performed by Anton

Karlson by J. Vesnyak
Performed by Anton and Maxwell

Humoresque by R. Shchedrin
Performed by Maxwell

Golliwog's Cakewalk by C. Debussy
Performed by Yuliya

Hungarian by E. McDowell
Performed by Joanne

Czardas by V. Monti/Dorfer
Performed by Joseph on Clarinet and Joanne on Piano

Impromptu Op.90, No.4 by F. Schubert
Performed by Daniel


Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Fall and Halloween Recital 1:00PM November 2, 2019 at Cairn University

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Fall and Halloween Recital
Cairn University
Manor Hall
November 2, 2019
1:00PM

Polonaise in Ab Op. 53 by F. Chopin
Performed by Caleb, Cairn University piano performance major


The Duet from Corpse Bride by D. Elfman
Performed by Keira and Amanda

Ghost Waltz by E, McLean
Performed by Keira


Scherzo from Sonata in F Hob. XVI:9 by Haydn
Spooky Games by D.C. Glover
Performed by Aaron

Waltz Op.39, No.13 by D. Kabalevsky
German Dance by L. Beethoven
Performed by Nilan

March of the Spooks by C. Porter
Performed by Mark

Spook House by J. Bastien
Bells Are Ringing by J. Schaum
Performed by Sofia

Creepy Creaky Sounds by M, Mier
Swing Your Partner by W. Gillock
Performed by Maria

Cool Ghoul by C. Rollin
Festive Sonatina Mvt. III, Vivace by R, and N. Faber
Performed by Ryan

It's a Mystery by M. Bober
Performed by Naisha 

Colorful Sonatina Mvt. III, Happy Red by N. Faber
Performed by Naisha with Mrs. Ksiazek

In the Hall of the Mountain King by E. Grieg/Clark
This is Halloween by D. Elfman/Gerou
Performed by Charlie

Egyptian Dance adapted from Bacchanale by C. Saint-Saens/Bastien
Performed by Liam and Ms. Laessig

The Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Leher, Arr. by Bastien
Performed by Liam 

Mysterious Mansion by M. Bober
The Munster's Theme by J. Marshall
Performed by Lucas

Chopsticks Here and There by D.C. Glover
Performed by Lucas and Nicholas

March in C by C. Czerny
Funeral March adapted from Sonata Bb minor by F. Chopin/Schaum
Performed by Nicholas

Vesuvius by D. Lanz
Performed by Alex 

 

Participating teachers: Lorrie Ksiazek, Sally Laessig, Sylvia Rea, Vivian Read




  

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Member Lorrie Ksiazek's Halloween Party at Friends Village in Newtown

The party was Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2019 at 3 PM.  
Friends Village is an active retirement center.  

I play at Friends Village for sing-along once a month on Tuesdays. On Mondays, once a month I play for singalong at the sister retirement center, Friends Home on Center Ave. in Newtown Borough. On every other Wednesday I play at Pickering Manor on Lincoln Ave for sing-along and rhythm band.  
I feel that it is important for the students to learn to share their musical gifts, so I take them to nursing homes and retirement centers for piano parties. Parents bring the goodies to share and what is left over the residents have for their coffee hour the next day.
I started this because my father had a severe stroke and was a resident at Pickering Manor. I would go and play for him and then other residents would come and listen, and it all developed from there. It makes me happy and the residents happy and my students happy. What is better than that? 🍁 Lorrie

Thank you for sharing, Lorrie! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

Frances Clark Center Residency Program at The New School for Music Study

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Frances Clark Center Residency Program
at The New School for Music Study
Through the Frances Clark Center Residency Program, area teachers have the opportunity to attend seminars on special topics given by master pedagogues.

Facilitating Adult Music Learning 
with Dr. Pamela Pike
Wednesday, October 30, from 10am-12pm

Working with adult learners in the music studio requires specialized skills and knowledge of adult attributes. This workshop will explore adult learning theory, assumptions, philosophy, motivation, psychosocial, and physical characteristics at various stages of the adult lifespan. Together, we will learn how to apply this knowledge, in the private and group studio, to facilitate meaningful music making and skill acquisition at any stage in the adult lifespan.
 
Pamela D. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. Author of over three dozen scholarly articles and Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice (Routledge), Pike is also Editor-in-Chief of the Piano Magazine. She is an award-winning teacher, including the 2019 LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and has presented teaching workshops throughout the world.
Fee: $30
Free for those enrolled in the NSMS pedagogy course.
Free for subscribers of the Piano Magazine (join now).

Upcoming residencies:
Dr. Vanessa Cornett, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Dr. Christopher Hahn, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey, serves pianists and teachers through its three divisions: The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Piano Magazine, and The New School for Music Study.
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