Foothills Music Club Inc.’s meeting includes a ‘musical mixture’

Published 4:16 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Foothills Music Club members shown are, clockwise from upper left, Jeanette Shackelford, Karen Killough, Krysti Hamlin, Jeri Board, Ellie Roemer, Meryt Wilson and Ann Morgan. (photo submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf)

The October meeting of Foothills Music Club Inc. was held on Oct. 11 at the Red Fox home of Eleanor and LeRoy Roemer.

After the meeting was adjourned by President Jeanette Shackelford, the “Musical Mixture” program began.

Claude Debussy’s lovely “Reverie” was performed, piano four hands, by Karen Killough and Ann Morgan. The two pianists cleverly ducked and dodged each other’s fingers while playing this 1890 piece. The second and third numbers on the program were nicely played by pianist Krysti Hamlin: the slow and sorrowful “Gymnopedie No. 1” by eccentric French composer, Eric Satie, and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 25, op. 79, Andante, showing the composer’s sensitive side.

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Another side of Ludwig Van Beethoven was well exhibited by hostess Ellie Roemer as she performed on piano his fast and furious Sonata No. 6, op. 10, No. 2 Allegro.  It was learned that the brilliant composer wrote his first symphony at age 40 and was deaf by age 45. Also heard was a quote of Beethoven’s, “I must write my music to the eternal glory of God.”