November 21, 2012

Friends of The Orchestra at Westminster Village

Westminster Village      5801 West Bethel Avenue     Muncie, IN 47304
The premier season of the Friends of MSO Westminster Concert Series was a big success!
Many enjoyed the weekday respite with a wonderful variety of performers and programs.
You don't want to miss the second season! 
Season ScheduleFriends of MSO at Westminster Village
Monday, November 26, 2012Mavis Hiesh, soprano
Tom Schwartz, tenor
Armida Avanesova, pianist
Wednesday, January 9, 2013Serenade String Quartet
David Blakley, violin
Adele Maxfield, violin
Beverly Scott, viola
Anna Thompson-Danilova, cello
February 2013     Date and Time to be announcedOutreach Brass Quintet
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013Piano students of Liz Seidel, Piano Forte
The opening concert is Monday, November 26, 2012.
~Movie, Musical and Classical Tunes Kaleidoscope~
It is a perfect opportunity to recover from the Thanksgiving festivities and early Holiday shopping.
Come as you are. No ticket or reservation required.
Concert Program 
Burton Lane                                Old Devil Moon from Musical “Finian’s Rainbow
                                                               Tom Schwartz, tenor 

James Horner                             Somewhere Out There from Movie “An American Tail
                                                             Mavis Hsieh, soprano   
                                                             Tom Schwartz, baritone 

Hugo  Peretti/Luigi Creatore    Can’t Help Falling Love from Movie “Blue Hawaii
George D. Weiss                                 Mavis Hsieh, soprano   
                                                                Tom Schwartz, tenor 

Anonymous                                 Shenandoah
                                                              Tom Schwartz, baritone 

Aaron Copland/Lowry             Shall We Gather at the River?
                                                               Tom Schwartz, tenor 

Milan Dvorak                               Etude No. 6
                                                               Armida Avanesova, piano

Fibich                                            Poem
                                                              Armida Avanesova, piano

Sasko                                            Blues
                                                             Armida Avanesova, piano

Warren                                         Chattanooga Choo Choo
                                                            Armida Avanesova, piano

Roger Quilter                               Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
                                                              Mavis Hsieh, sporano 

F. P. Tosti                                     A Vucchella
F. P. Tosti                                     Malia
                                                             Mavis Hsieh, soprano 

Carl Nielson                                I Bear With A Smile My Burden (Danish Folk Song)

Alan J. Prater                            God of the Sparrow
                                                           Mavis Hsieh, soprano

                                                          Tom Schwartz, tenor 

Mavis Hsieh, soprano
        Mavis Hsieh, soprano    Winner of several vocal competitions, Miss Hsieh also has many performing experiences in Taiwan, U.S.A. and Italy. She was heard as Rosalinde in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. Other roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and the first witch in Dido and Aneas. Her vocal education includes bachelor degree from National Taiwan Normal University and master degree from Ball State University.

Tom Schwartz, tenor

 Tom Schwartz, tenor     Tom holds a Bachelor Degree from Indiana University and a Master of Arts from University of Pittsburgh. His professional career spanned 40 years teaching German in the Unites States and in Germany.  Tom's musical experience includes opera, musicals and choral work.  Currently he sings with the First Presbyterian Church choir.  Tom delights in spending time with his two married children, a son and daughter who are each married to Australians!  His other pursuits are gardening, photography, reading and of course, singing. Tom recently joined the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and has been actively involved with MSO events and programs.


        Armida Avanesova, pianist      Armida holds bachelor of Engineering degree from petrochemichal college and bachelor’s in Music Education from Music College in Baku, Azerbaijan. She started her career as an engineer and worked for a construction design company for 7 years but switched fields to follow her passion -music, which has become her career. Armida has been teaching music (piano) for 34 years in a public music school in Moscow region, Russia. Her favorite music style is classic jazz. She enjoys traveling and loves spending time with her two grandchildren.

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