Our next Concert is now on February 23rd
The English brought us select tea, fine china, and ...some of the most opulent melodies in all of European music literature. English music is sonorous, harmonically elegant and refined. For our next FREE Marion Chamber Music concert we will feature Violist Helen Kirklin and pianist Roberta Swedien, who will feature a bouquet of English music for viola and piano Sunday February 23. The concert includes works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and the world premiere of Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arthur Maud. Helen and Roberta have previously performed for us to standing ovations. You don’t want to miss it.
Our final concert of the 2013-2014 season will be on March 30th: “The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory.” That concert will feature mainly piano pieces, but also scheduled is a vocal aria, a marimba and more. Besides current award winning students, OPC alumnae Ryan Pagels (OCT Music Director) and Michael Jennings (Lake Weir HS Band Director) will also perform. I will have more specifics next month about the March 30th concert.
Thanks to all who attended last Sunday’s saxophone concert; the audience was enthusiastic and generous. The quartet, Collision, gave us a tremendous performance. Their Rhapsody in Blue gave me goose bumps.
As always, all our concerts are at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. They start at 3 p.m. and admission is free. We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to join us for an afternoon of beautiful music. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss any of these great MCMS concerts! Remember, our motto is: “Always exceptional, Always FREE”
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Marion Chamber Music Society. Donations are the sole funding source for the MCMS. We couldn’t exist without your generosity!
See you February 23rd. Richard Hammes, President