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New Meetup: Amateur Classical Musician's Association December Meetup

From: Alberto
Sent on: Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:59 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Amateur Classical Musician's Association!

What: Amateur Classical Musician's Association December Meetup

When: December 6,[masked]:00 PM

Suggested Contribution: $5.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Enclosed are details regarding ACMA's next recital, scheduled for December 6th, 2008:

Scheduled Performances:
1- Simon Yau: Songs Without Words, Op. 38 No. 6, Op. 62 No. 6 (F. Mendelssohn)- Piano solo

2- Joe Castelli: Bagatelle Op. 119, No. 1 (L.V. Beethoven)- Piano solo

3- Vanessa Bezbrozh, Alberto De Salas: Pie Jesu (G. Faure)- Voice, Piano

4- Shirley Gruenhut: Habanera (E. Halffter), Shirley Gruenhut, Tom Crane: "En Bateau" and Menuet", from Petite Suite (C. Debussy)- Piano solo, Four-hand piano

5- D. Margarita Rojas: Moments Musical Op. 94, No. 3 (F. Schubert)- Piano solo

6- David Crossley: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ("Pathetique"): Adagio and Rondo (L. V. Beethoven)- Piano solo

7- Altary Sherman, Mary Lynn Hanley, Mary Rossabi: Deux Interludes (J. Ibert)- Flute and pano

8- Andrea Hollandt: Waltz, Op. 12 No. 2 (E. Grieg)- Piano solo

9- Martin Berlin: Kinderszenen, Op. 15, Nos. 1-5 (R. Schumann)- Piano solo

10- Tyson Mao: Preludio, from Partita No. 3 in E major (J.S. Bach)- Violin solo

Recital Location Details
Saturday, November 8th, 2008
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Turtle Bay Music School (Richmond Room*)
244 East 52nd Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Manhattan , New York City

*Upon entering the school, make a left at the first floor reception. The Richmond Room is located before the 1st floor staircase.

Please do not contact Turtle Bay Music School for information. If you have any questions, please call[masked]-8565.

We will start the meeting as close to 4:00 p.m. as possible. Your punctuality is greatly appreciated.
Turtle Bay Music School is located on 52nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

E and V trains to Lexington Avenue (53rd Street station)
6 train to 51st Street (Lexington Avenue station)

M15 on Second Avenue to 52nd Street
M101, M102, and M103 on Third Avenue to 52nd Street
M27 and M50 on 49th and 50th Streets to Second Avenue

We suggest a $5.00 contribution per person, to be directly applied towards payment of the hall rental. Contributions are voluntary, and any amount is greatly appreciated.

For Performers (Please read the Performance Tips page on the ACMA website):
? What is the climax (high point) of your piece? Every musical and dramatic work takes its audience on a journey, generally consisting of the following elements:
o Introduction and elaboration: The central melodic theme is introduced and often repeated, in identical fashion or with variation.
o Climax: The highest emotional point of the work, usually occurring 2/3 to ? into the piece. Requires maximum expression and melodic emphasis to evoke a desired reaction or response from the audience. Also considered a reward point, or ?tension release? for the audience.
o Resolution: The conclusion of the piece, during which all unresolved musical elements are resolved in a decisive manner.
? Entertain your audience: Great entertainers (actors, singers, etc.) put their unique personality into every performance. If you want to make a memorable impression upon your audience, introduce a new, unique perspective on your piece. Once you truly ?own? your piece, it should carry the inimitable stamp of your personality, but also sound as if it is being performed for the first time.

? Select pieces that are personally meaningful to you, and allow for your maximum expression as a performer and entertainer.

? If you wish to ?warm up? before the meeting, I will open the hall at approximately 3:30 p.m. Please be mindful of your fellow performers, and limit your piano practice time to 3 minutes.

? Performances do not have to be memorized, or note-perfect. However, as a courtesy to your audience, please present a work that you have studied attentively, and can play to its completion.

? If you make a mistake during your performance, please continue to play without stopping. Apologizing, repeating a previously played section, or stopping will only call more attention to your mistake.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call me at[masked]-8565.

Best regards,
Alberto De Salas
Amateur Classical Musician's Association
e-mail: [address removed]

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