VBRMF to sponsor youth concert Oct. 14 and piano dedication Oct. 21 in Floyd
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival will present a youth concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts.
A variety of instrumental and vocal works will be performed by local music students, ages 12-18, including: Daniel Brooke (Gaspar Sanz’s “Espanoletas” arr for banjo), Laurel Brooke (Haydn Violin Concerto), Grace Cox (Debussy’s Claire de Lune), Hunter Crawford (Theme and Variation of Folksongs on guitar), Chris Lucas (Vaughan Williams’ “The Vagabond”), Abby Priest (Scarlatti’s “Sento nel core”), Beth Sagebiel (Schumann’s “Du bist wie eine Blume”), Aaron and Elizabeth Shelor (Gavotte by Gossec and Seitz Violin concerto), Zoie Sickey (“The Entertainer”), and The FCHS Madrigal Singers performing an arrangement of “Loch Lomond.”
A suggested donation of $10/per person will help benefit VBRMF’s Student Academy Scholarship fund. The student academy, an integral part of the music festival set for early June 2013 in Floyd, will bring mentors and students together, both from our region and around the country, producing a musical feast for the public, directed by David Stewart Wiley, well-known to music lovers in our area.
Throughout the festival, the newly created Village Center at Floyd EcoVillage will be the academy students’ home base. The center’s Celebration Hall will serve as a concert venue during the festival. Please join us for a special inaugural concert in this new space, dedicating the newly acquired grand piano, on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Wiley will be conducting a chamber orchestra performing works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, and more.
– Submitted by Jennifer Brooke, VBRMF Executive Director
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