Music in Landrum presents Dr. Joann Freeburg’s “Hearts for the Arts”

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hearts for the Arts

Hearts for the Arts

Music In Landrum is the official host for the annual “Hearts for the Arts” in South Carolina. This year Dr. Freeburg will present a rare double feature extravaganza focusing on the teachers that make it all possible for our students. The concert is free and open to the public.  It will be held at on Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. at Landrum Presbyterian Church, 404 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, S.C.

Dr. Freeburg and her husband, Keith, have shared a love for music for more than 40 years. In fact, their romance began when she turned pages for Keith during a musical performance. Dr. Freeburg plays piano, flute and cello. She has a bachelor’s degree in education/foreign languages, a master’s degree in Christian ministry/counseling and a doctorate in theology as well as a variety of certifications.

She has used her love for music to work with all age groups as well as special needs communities. She has served on several non-profit boards and is an assistant pastor in their church. Her gift for teaching and inspirational speaking has opened the door for her to travel and help people around the world. As a creative blog writer, she gives readers a look into the people and stories behind Freeburg Pianos and the wonderful world of music.

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First, beautiful and dynamic solo performances by John Cobb, Rita Hayes, Hwa-Jin Kim, Keith Freeburg, Gwenn Roberts and Morgen Cobb. These remarkable musicians are teachers as well as great performers. They are leaders in the crusade to bring top musical training to the next generation of musicians being developed in Western North Carolina.

Second, Rita Hayes, Dr. Cobb, Keith Freeburg and Morgen Cobb will perform the exciting “Second Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio” by Claude Bolling. Bolling’s mixture of classical and jazz styles covers the entire gamut from cool jazz to hot jazz, and from Baroque classical to modern classical. Toe tapping is allowed.

Other special guests include Dr. Hwa-Jin Kim, piano, and Gwenn Roberts, soprano, plus a special encore appearance by the brilliant teenage soloists from last year, Grace and Kristi Kim and special appearance by Christopher Tavernier, the first international Perzina artist in the company’s 144-year history.

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– Submitted by Whitney Blake