Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Attention, WNC (Asheville-area) Folks

This is just a reminder.

On Sunday, April 10 (that's this Sunday), at 3 p.m., there is going to be a tsunami relief benefit concert, and it's going to be really good. Here's the info you'll need:

Who: Pianists Deborah Belcher (pianist), John Cobb (pianist), and Ginger Haselden (soprano).

What: Music on childhood themes. This is not a "children's program," though children are certainlyi welcome. I don't know "what-all" is going to be played, but I do know that Deborah Belcher will be playing Schumann's Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood) in its entirety. Schumann's famous piano piece, "Traumerei," is part of this collection.

When: Sunday, April 10, 2005

Where: New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, North Carolina

Why: This benefit is dedicated to child survivors of the last year's tsunami.

How Much: Free! Free! Oh, there will be a donation box for Church World Service. Since this is a benefit concert and all.

Why I'm Recommending This Concert:

(1) Deborah Belcher is my piano teacher and is a very talented pianist who plays with the gracefulness of a dancer. She is a delight to watch. John Cobb is also an accomplished pianist. In fact, he "has been presented by Artists International on their Distinguished Artists series in New York City and has made recordings of 20th Century has well as early piano music on original instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." (from the UNCA website). I don't know much about Ginger Haselden; guess I'll have to find out at the performance.

(2) There will be a reception afterwards. Yes, friends, that means FREE FOOD!

(3) It's for a good cause.

Hope to see y'all there!

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