Thursday, April 26, 2012

May 2, 2012 Concert

 Tiffany and Ethan Johnson tackle a new piece.
Families enjoy making music together.  Kai and Sage Stonely are learning to play violin.

Suzuki Strings Spring Concert

            Suzuki Strings presents their 29th annual Spring Concert on Wed., May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center. The public is invited and the suggested donation is $5.
            Suzuki Strings students, age 4 through adult, perform on violin, viola, and cello.  Music ranges from classical composers such as Bach and  Vivaldi, as well  as fiddle pieces and  two exciting Spanish inspired selections.
          Lindsay Szczesny leads the orchestra in the Brandenburg Concerto #3 finale by Bach, a Vivaldi violin concerto and a piece by Schubert.
            The cellists present Now, Let Us Rejoice by William Phelps and You Raise Me Up by Lovland and Graham.  Viola students and teachers join for a Tango by Albeniz and a Double Viola Concerto by Telemann.
            Fiddle pieces are always a favorite part of the concert.  Selections are the Yellow Rose of Texas and a square dance tune, First Two Ladies Cross Over. The bluegrass favorite Crawdad  features the orchestra.  Additional music includes French ballet music, a Brahms Waltz, and dances composed by Bach.  Advanced violin students head to Spain with a Fandango by McLean and Habanera by Bizet.            
            Marin Colby, Julie Davis, Karaly Carter, Eric Liebhardt, Sara Penny, and Patty Walser teach weekly group classes assisted by pianists Margarita Castro and Jessica Sorensen.
            Suzuki Strings is under the auspices of the Southern Utah University Music Department and provides instruction for children on string instruments.  The teaching approach utilizes parent participation in lessons, professional recordings, and group classes in addition to private lessons to help the children develop their musical talents.  The Sterling and Shelli Gardner Foundation and the Suzuki Association of Utah help provide financial support.
            The Heritage Center is located at 105 N. 100 E., in Cedar City and the public is invited to this spring celebration concert.  For more information, contact Patty Walser at 865-6341 or Sara Penny at 586-2286.