Below is the photo of the FWC members who participated in the event and the program.
|From left: Rochelle, Marianne, Debby, Joy, June, Olga, Zorana, Roma, Shirley|
Helen, Maria, Mary Ann, Dorothea, Bette, Jarka (Jo attended, not in the photo)
Photo credit: Kelli Yang
The program included a live performance by Ceri Hui on the Chinese instrument ERHU.
|Ceri Hui explaining the instrument and performing:|
Full of Joy, and Fengyang Flower Drum
The attendees enjoyed selected readings of poems by Robert Frost, A Prayer in Spring, read by Zorana, Shakespeare's Sonnet 98, read by Mary Ann, Dorothea recited a poem in English and German, and Debby read verses in Italian.
Joy brought a CD for us to listen to La Primavera concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 8 by Antonio Vivaldi (in three movements: Allegro, Largo, Allegro). Earlier in the year, Debby Kennel, our Music Section productive member, presented the entire session on Vivaldi.
Scroll down this blog to see that session.
As the program shows, Shirley, our hostess and vocalist, treated us with a delicious and healthy luncheon.
|Shirley Ho about to perform Chinese folk songs:|
I Love You
the Snow That Comes from Beyond the Great Wall
Sing Jiang Folk Song
We are starting off with our traditional Sing-Along holiday potluck music program. This year we invited, besides all music section members, the "bookies," play-readers, FWC board members, as well as husbands and/or partners.
|Our vocalists accompanied by Zorana at the piano (home of Jarka and Tom Wilcox)|
|Shirley Ho, FWC Music Section vocalist-in-residence|
|Joy and Gerry Frank, this time we invited the husbands. The event was very successful!|
|A subset of the Music Section membership|
From left: Glorya, Mireya, Helen, Simone, Rochelle, Joy, Zorana (Chair),
Jarka (hostess), Jo (guest), Olga, Debby (presenter: Purcell), June (newest member)
music, mostly for the piano (some of the works you might like:
ballads, etudes, impromptus, mazurkas, nocturnes, polonaises,
preludes, scherzos, sonatas, waltzes), as well as concertos, songs,
and more. The son of a Polish mother and a French father, Chopin was brought up in Warsaw, graduated from the Warsaw
Conservatory, and 21, he arrived in Paris. There, he met writers such as Victor Hugo, Balzac, and Heine, became close friends with Delacroix, Liszt, and Berlioz.
He divided his time between performing, composing, and
Listen to many of the great CDs, DVDs, youtube, and above, live performances.
Looking forward to our January 17th Music Section gathering at Joy's house. The presenters are Joy and Rochelle.