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Musikfest 2023

Hello All,

It was a pleasure serving as the Musikfest Coordinator again with such a wonderful turnout of talented students, attentive and supportive teachers, and a full audience.

I want to personally and publicly thank Kris Fosbenner, Dr. Martha Schrempel, and Liz Zamanek for donating their time to help me with the audition process, which was extremely lengthy this year but most rewarding. It was a record-breaking year as many students auditioned this year.

I also want to take the time to Vicky Serrao for helping me organize the students and keeping things moving along. We had a ninety (90) minute window of performances and keeping 37 student performers attentive and ready to perform is not always an easy task, but our teachers again hit the ground running and provided assistance when needed. The audience was graced with a stunning viola, 11 vocal, and 25 piano performances for a well balanced program. Another GREAT TEAM!

As I reflect on a PERFECT afternoon filled with stunning music, I was most proud of our organization. The students gave a stellar performance, their dress was professional, and the teachers were equally in awe with their student’s stage presence and memory skills. We were most appreciative to be indoors, with ample air-conditioning, as it was in the upper 90 degrees outside…..much too hot and humid to be performing outside as many of the artists had to do. The stagehands were most accommodating, the audience was appreciative, and everything went off without a glitch. So, in closing, I welcome the opportunity to present our LVMTA chapter of students and teachers at Musikfest 2024…. because it was awesome for me as well.

Rosemary Murdy-Haber

Musikfest Recital Coordinator

LVMTA Musikfest Recital

Musikfest Café – August 6, 2023 5:30-7:00pm

Performers study with the following teachers:

Lynda Chen, Jennie Flicker, Arianna Goldina,

Rachel Hosterman, Susan Kuntz, Rosemary Murdy-Haber

Mary Ann Saylor, Martha Schrempel, Vicky Serrao and Elizabeth Zemanek

Arjun/Krish Garg Spanish Dance Op 12 #5 DUET Moszkowski

Abby Moretti End Game Eklund

Jacob Newcomer Sonatina Biehl

Niva Makwana Swift Shadows Vandall

Aarush Makwana Arabesque Op 100 #2 Burgmuller

Saanvi Santra Bare Necessities Gilkyson

Aviana Woolridge I Don’t Need Anything But You Strouse

Arman/Farah Bernhardt The Fairy Tale Waltz DUET Bastian

Adwik Banerjee Lost Troubadour Alexander

Celia/Grace Rinaldi Tap Extravaganza DUET Rollin

Daisha Zhang La fille aux cheveux de lin Debussy

Jesse Niu My Heart Belongs To You Bober

Emily Soulsby A Morning Congaree Bober

Josephine Davies Oh The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus Stevens

Soumyadeep Das Night Fantasy Rollin

Andrew Bays Leaning On A Lamp Post Gay

Anna Fiorini Tomorrow Strouse

Julia Fiorini I Could Have Danced All Night Rodgers/Hammerstein

MaryTeresa Fiorini Journey To The Past Flaherty

Kevin Franco Prasanna Waltz in a minor Op 12 #2 Grieg

Tyler Hunt Etude in a minor Op 47 #3 Heller

Jonathan You Gigue in G Suite #1 VIOLA Bach

Gemma Bair The Firefly Bilotti

Isaac Bair Allegro Burlesco Kuhlau

Cooper Roche There Is Nothing Like A Dame Rodgers/Hammerstein

Theresa Ruhl Broadway Baby Sondheim

John Kounoupis Luck Be A Lady Loesser

Abigail Backman Rustles Of Spring Sinding

Derek Yao Arabesque #2 Debussy

Matthew You The Banjo Gottschalk

Pragya Santar Quiet Minchin

Daniyal Jali Scotch Poem Op 31 #2 MacDowell

Graham Waldbieser Polonaise Op 40 #1 Chopin

Kabir Gupta Toccata Khachaturian

Jelissa Diaz You Don’t Know This Man J. R. Brown

Ethan Nguyen Romance Op 24 #9 Sibelius

Spencer Bair Prelude Op 23 #5 Rachmaninoff


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