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 2016-2017 Season

March 2017 Newsletter


Our February 26th UF concert featuring violist David Pedraza was a home run. David’s high voltage performance earned him several standing ovations and a line of eager audience members seeking his autograph; I think this may be a first! Many have requested his return, and we are now working to bring him back with either his trio or quartet next season.

Tell your friends and neighbors! I know we’ve talked about our final concert of the season in past newsletters, but we are now in the same calendar year and only a month away, and I want to keep this concert foremost in your mind.  Mark your calendars! 2 April is the Marion Cultural Alliance grant concert featuring 10 year old child prodigy Patricia Zhuge, an incredible talent. I played her You Tube recording to some top piano teachers from Gainesville and they were in awe. This pint sized dynamo will amaze you too, with her Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn. She has won piano competitions in China, England and in the U.S. – most recently a finalist in the Philadelphia concerto competition – yet to be concluded and one of 6 finalists from an original worldwide group of 200 in a competition in Miami – to be conducted the end of April. She has already made her Carnegie Hall debut. Check her out for yourself : the You Tube video below of her playing Chopin’s Black Key Etude. She tosses it off as if it were nothing hard at all. (And it is hard. Very.) And she was only 9 when she recorded it. You won’t want to miss THIS one!

Marion Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. As of this late date, offerings made this year will appear as well in next year’s programs.   

Hope to see you April 2nd. All concerts are FREE and held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 3:00 p.m.

Leslie Hammes, Music Director


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