(Posted 1 p.m., Feb. 15)
pianists shine in first of two Gloucester Music Club recitals
By Fred Sherwin
Nine-year-old Natania Fok performs during
the first of two Glucester Music Club recitals
this weekend. Fred Sherwin Photo
Orleans United Church was filled with the sound of music
Friday night as 15 young pianists took part in the first
of two Gloucester Music Club recitals this weekend.
Twenty mors young musicians will take part
in tonight's second session including a cellist and a
by the talent on display at last night's recital they'll
have a tough act to follow.
program was sttong from top to bottom, but six performances
stood out in particular.
Natania Fok, 9, spoke so softly when she introduced her
piece I could barely hear her. but then she proceeded
to sit down and played Haydn's Sonata in G+ No. 54 with
a ferocity that belied her voice and her years.
was followed at the piano by 13-year-old Henry Yin who
performed Chopin's Waltz in F minor with an artistry that
should serve him well when he takes his Royal Conservatory
of Music Grade 9 exam later this year.
Feng, 14, was next up with another Chopin piece, Waltz
in Gb+, which she performed with a great level of musicality.
the best wa saved for last. Beginning with Angelina Zheng,
the last three performances were all point perfect.
rendition of Bach's Sinfonia in b minor was absolutely
superb and Lauren Kingsbury's interpretation of Helfer's
Fantasy was simply magical with its amzing sensitivity
Chi. 15. had the honour of bringing the recital to a close
with the third and best Chopin piece of the program, Waltz
notable performances included Sam Lu's Monkey in a Tree,
Grace Li's Burlesque and Patrick Liao's Fantasia in e-.
you appreciate classical music the Gloucester Music Club
series is a real treat. Tonight's recital gets underway
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and $10 per family.
The Orleans United Church is located at 1111 Orleans Blvd.
just north of Hwy. 174.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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