Foothills Music Club closes out season with variety of tunes

Published 8:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2018

The last meeting of the season for the Foothills Music Club was held at the home of Jeanette Comer in Tryon, where club members were very happy to welcome a new member, Jim Hawkins, and one visitor, a prospective club member.

The members performed a variety of songs, including “Ein Musikalischer Spass” (A Musical Joke), played on two soprano recorders by Jeanette Comer and Susan Hartley; the “Sonata in D for piano”, four hands, K381, played by Elaine Jenkins and Karen Crutchfield; a bassoon duet, Sonata in B-flat Major, K292, written for bassoon and cello, performed by Karen Molnar and Karen Crutchfield; a soprano solo by Elaine Jenkins, from “Le Nozze di Figaro”; a piano “Fantasie” played by Jeanette Shackelford; and more

Each member of the club is expected to perform at least once during the year, individually or as part of an ensemble, although many take part more than once. Themes for the coming year have already been decided, some of them being “From Naples to Venice: Un Viaggio Musicale”, “Musical Gifts” and “All About Love.”

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The Foothills Music Club focuses on continuing development of musical skills of club members as well as promotion of the talents of young people in the area through an active program of scholarships for those who are successful in auditions held in the spring. The financial awards can be used for several purposes, including lessons, music camp or instrument expense.

Nearly $3,000 is being awarded in scholarships this year.

The Foothills Music Club is a 501(c)(3) organization.

-Submitted by Dick Bayley