FMC’s musicale successfully opens clubs 25 year

Published 9:25 am Monday, January 28, 2013

Foothills Music Club members at the groups first musicale of the year. (photo submitted)

Foothills Music Club’s (FMC) first public musicale of its 25th anniversary year brought many to Polk County ICC’s recital hall. The appreciative crowd was entertained with pieces from Rachmaninoff to PDQ Bach, Beethoven to Debussy, from minuets to sarabandes, traditional spirituals to sonatas.

Two of FMC Young Musician Scholarship winners of 2012 proved themselves once again by performing numbers from their favorites (Bach, Debussy and Beethoven). Below are the day’s musicians:

Top row from left: Rachel Richards, cellist (scholarship winner); Alison Moore, pianist accompanying Foster; Kathleen Foster, cellist; Paulina Ray-Zorick, pianist (scholarship winner); second row standing: Wanda May, soprano; Elaine Jenkins, soprano; Fran Creasy, flutist; seated: Mimi Child Traxler, pianist accompanying Jenkins; Jeanette Shackelford, pianist accompanying Creasy and May.

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FMC’s next public recital will be Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The concert is free.  Donations encouraged.

All monies go toward FMC’s Young Musician Scholarship Program, a cause of which FMC is very proud. Since 1994, the Foothills Music Club, Inc. has awarded more than $36,000 to deserving young people. It very much appreciates the support it gets from its good community.

– article submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf