Foothills Music Club meets for final program of season

Published 10:26 am Monday, May 16, 2022

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After a year of distancing, wearing masks, and taking no photos, members of the Foothills Music Club removed their masks for the final program of the 2021-2022 season.


The meeting was held Thursday, May 12, at Tryon First Baptist Church, and the theme for the program was 20th and 21st-century music. There was a wide selection of composers represented:  Hungarian-born Bela Bartok;  African-American classical composer Florence Price;  David W. Solomons, British composer of lyrical, tonal, and modal music;  Norman Dello Joio, American composer of Italian descent who won a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1957;  Samuel Barber, American composer considered as one of the most expressive representatives of Romantic trends of 20th-century classical music;  award-winning Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi;  Paul Sjolund, a leading composer of American church and choral music;  and British Gerald Finzi, best known as a choral composer.

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FMC members on this program included bassoonist Karen Molnar and vocalist Jackie Weedon, both accompanied on piano by Carole Bartol. Karen Crutchfield, Jeanette Shackelford, and Jeanette Comer performed piano solos. Susan Hartley played a selection on alto recorder, accompanied by classical guitarist Jeanette Comer. Jim Hawkins, accompanied by Karen Crutchfield on piano, concluded the program with a couple of vocal selections.      


The 2022-2023 season for the Foothills Music Club will begin in September. Information about membership in the club can be found at       


Submitted by Jeanette Cromer