The Thursday Morning Music Club Presents: The Ardo Trio
Who: THE ARDO TRIO
What: Concert performance
When: Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 3:00 pm
Where: Grandin Court Baptist Church – 2660 Brambleton Avenue – Roanoke, VA, 24015
There is no charge for admission but a free will offering is taken to support the TMMC music scholarship awards
The Ardo Trio, a group of musicians from the faculty of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, will be performing in concert for the Thursday Morning Music Club. The group is comprised of flutist, pianist, composer, and conductor Byron W. Petty, pianist Dr. Shuko Watanabe, and cellist Julia Goudimova.
Mr. Petty is a Lecturer in Music (Flute) and has taught courses in Composition and Musical Analysis as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Washington and Lee University. Dr. Watanabe is on the faculty at Washington & Lee University as Instructor of Music, teaching courses in Applied Piano, Aural Skills (Ear-Training & Sight-Singing), and Supervised Accompanying. Ms. Goudimova teaches cello privately as an adjunct at W & L and performs with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockbridge Community Symphony Orchestra.
The Ardo Trio’s performance will explore the connections between teachers and pupils, colleagues and friends… specifically the musical relationships that surrounded some of the greatest Romantic composers such as Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt. For example, Friedrich Gernsheim studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and his early compositions were influenced by Schumann. Gernsheim’s later friendship with Brahms brought a “Brahmsian” quality to his work, as evidenced by his 1895 composition – to be performed by the Ardo Trio – “No. 3 Legende” from Four Piano Pieces Op. 61. Other examples by the Trio will include works by Carl Bohm (considered a premiere composer of lieder often highly ranked in the lineage of Schubert) with “Trios Facile Op. 352, No.1” and Robert Fuchs (a student, colleague, and close friend of Johannes Brahms) with “Phantasiestucke for cello & piano Op. 78.” Also to be performed are two selections by Alfredo Barili, “Romanza, Op. 5, No. 1 for piano” and “Moment Musical, Op. 26, No. 1 for piano.”
The Thursday Morning Music Club was formed in 1908 to create a broader appreciation of music, develop individual music and dance talent, and to support musical entertainment in the Roanoke Valley. Over the years, the organization was instrumental in the creation of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and the Choral Society. The organization sponsors a series of seven concerts, from October to May, the proceeds of which are used to fund scholarships which are given to promising singers, musicians and dancers. The Thursday Morning Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs.
2012 – 2013 Schedule:
April 14: “Annual Student Program” with performances by members of the Whole Notes, Virtuoso, and Foot Note divisions of the Thursday Morning Music Club
May 19: National Music Week Month with Richard Randolph’s Pan Beautiful Classical Steel Drums
For more information, contact Jean Frazier at 540-345-0393. Be sure to visit our website http://www.tmmc-roanoke.org/