12:30 p.m., Nov. 30)
shines through at first GMC recital of the season
By Fred Sherwin
Isabelle and Zoe Dudzinski perform a four-hand
version of Beethoven's 'The Metronome' during
the opening concert of the Gloucester Music
Club's 2014-15 season, Fred Sherwin/Photo
The Gloucester Music Club held its first set of recitals
of the season on the weekend and although there was the
odd missed note and nervous pause, the talent was apparent
for all to see and hear.
task of kicking off the second of two nights of recitals
on Saturday was given to Michael Li who did so admirably
with "Robots" written by Nova Scotia piano teacher
and composer Anne Crosby Gaudet.
Gloucester Music Club is an extension of the Gloucester
Music Teachers Association which organizes four sets of
recitals leading up to the Kiwanis Music Festival in April
and and the Royal Conservatory of Music exams in June.
of the timing of the first set of Gloucester Music Club
recitals, coming as they do so early in the season, the
performances are often sprinkled with the odd hiccup or
bauble and Saturday's recital was no exception.
the miscues, however, it was readily apparent to everyone
at the Orleans United Church that there is no shortage
of talented young people in the east end.
if the highlights during the first set of recitals were
Amy Wang's rendition of Crosby's "Dreamcatcher"
and Trisha Kandiah's performance of Mozart's "Sonatina
in C+ I K 545".
Isabelle and Zoe Dudzinski did a wonderful four-hand performance
of Beethoven's "The Metronome", and Alexander
Wang's rendition of Diabelli's "Sonatina in F+"
was error free.
Charlotte and Alexander Hou both turned in solid performances.
Charlotte chose to play Johann Wilhelm Hässler's
"Allegro in G+, Opus 38 No. 19", while Alexander
played 17th century French composer Charles Dieupart's
"Passepied in D+".
opening section of the concert was rounded out by Shannon
Webster, who played "Fantasia in F+" by Telemann;
Grace Li's performance of J.S. Bach's "Musette in
D+"; and Rosanne De Luca who played a work of her
own composition, "First Snowfall", which she
wrote for her son while he was away in Ireland.
final four performances of the evening were all spectacular,
providing an entertaining mix of work by four of the most
celebrated composers in history.
-year-old Jerrie Feng played "Arabesque No. 1"
by Debussy. It was a lenghty piece which she played with
barely a bauble. She was followed on the piano by 11-year-old
Alice Yang, whose flawless performance of "Nine Variations"
by Beethoven was memorizing.
up was GMC veteran Amy Li whose performance of Chopin's
"Prelude in C-" was my pick for best interpretive
piece of the evening. It hit every mark for fluidity,
musicality and dexterity.
recital was brought to a close by Kevin Yang who never
fails to disappoint. The 13-year-old is one of the best
young pianists in the city and his performance of Haydn's
"Sonata in Eb" was technically in another world.
was the perfect ending to a marvellous recital. I can
hardly wait for the next set of concerts in the Gloucester
Music Club series on Jan. 30 and 31.
learn more about the Gloucester Music Club visit www.gloucestermusicclub.com.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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