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New Meetup: Amateur Classical Musician's Association February Meetup

From: Alberto
Sent on: Friday, January 30, 2009 2:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Amateur Classical Musician's Association!

What: Amateur Classical Musician's Association February Meetup

When: February 14,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Here are details regarding ACMA's next recital, scheduled for February 14th, 2009, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Also, please indicate if you intend to bring additional guests. Depending on the amount of attendees, we may hold this event in the larger Em Lee Concert Hall.

Scheduled Performances:
1- Rhoda Ross (Flute), Marty Breuer (Violin), Lois Ross (Piano): Deux Interludes No. 2- (J. Ibert)

2- A conversation with Alex Rotaru, director of "They Came to Play"

3- D. Margarita Rojas (Piano): La Comparsa- (E. Lecuona)

4- Michael Peng (Violin): Sonata in A minor, BWV 1003, Grave- (J.S. Bach)

5- Lilly Li (Piano): Etude in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10, No. 12- (F. Chopin)

6- Jane D. (Piano), Simon Yau (Piano): Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 6, and 7 for four-hand piano- (J. Brahms)

7- Dina Dushkin (Piano), Simon Yau (Violin): Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14- (S. Rachmaninoff)

8- Shirley Gruenhut (Piano): Suite in C minor- (William Croft), Venetian Boat Song, Op. 30, No. 6- (F. Mendelssohn)

9- Jia-Yi He (Harmonica), Tyson Mao (Violin), Alberto De Salas (Piano): Yellow River Concerto, Mvts. 1- 2 (Y. Chengzong, C. Wanghua, X. Xinghai)

Recital Location Details
Saturday, February 14th, 2009
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Turtle Bay Music School
244 East 52nd Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Manhattan , New York City

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

We will start the recital 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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