Post Holiday Greetings MCMS Supporters:
We certainly started off this season with a Bang! Two outstanding concerts so far: The UF Piano Trio and their unforgettable Tchaikovsky and most recently, The Licorice Sticks Clarinet Orchestra. They were, in a word, exceptional. Marvelously entertaining, they certainly knew how to please a crowd. We will definitely invite them back in the future. Both concerts were very well attended and the audience so very generous. I want to take this opportunity to thank our member donors and our audience –many of whom became new members – for your generosity. We cannot exist without you.
And our Top Billing continues: Sunday February 21, Ocala’s own Karen Adair. Karen has performed locally and abroad in solo programs, collaboratively with orchestras, and on the opera stage. Her voice is described as “most impressive.” She has also released three CDs. The program for our February concert leans towards concert spirituals and includes works from Haydn's The Creation, Bernstein's Mass, Rogers' Flower Drum Song, Barber's Hermit Songs, and others. Her accompanist, Martha McKie will also treat us to two piano solos.
Sunday April 17, 2016: Brought back by popular demand will be “The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory - and Friends.” More on these special and talented “friends” in the next newsletter.
As always, all our concerts are at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. They start at 3 p.m. We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to join us for a relaxing afternoon of beautiful music. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss either of these great MCMS concerts! Remember, we are “Always exceptional, Always FREE.”
See you February 21. Richard Hammes, President