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Music Scene :: 2018 Spring Student Piano Concert

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the beautiful Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, founder and piano instructor, Linda Wehrli of Pastimes for a Lifetime hosted the annual Spring Student Piano Concert.

This year’s show included classical and contemporary solos performed by 11 of her students:
Aidan C. • Cameron C. • Chris K.
Ascher C. • Ryan P. • Adela M.
David G. • Ryan B. Michael G.
Norbu L. • Mason S.
The student performances can be enjoyed on Pastimes for a Lifetime’s YouTube channel.

 

Linda’s longtime friend in music, Mrs. Caroline Coward performed the duty of Master of Ceremonies, introducing the students and their pieces.

 

Caroline Coward and Linda Wehrli at the 2018 May Student Piano Concert

 

Linda’s hubby and fellow pianist and composer, Barry Michael Wehrli graciously videotaped the performance in addition to assisting with set up and clean up.

 

Linda and Barry Wehrli at the 2018 May Pastimes for a Lifetime Student Piano Concert

 

Following the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the pleasure of closing the show with two solo piano pieces, Mompou’s Variation No. 2 and Utterback’s Arizona Dawn.

Master sound engineer, Randall Michael Tobin of Theta Sound Studio expertly edited the student performances which can be enjoyed on Pastimes for a Lifetime’s YouTube channel.

After the concert, students and guests enjoyed delicious gourmet empanadas and desserts by Chef Roger X. Navas-Balladares, B.A  of Savory Roads Catering along with platters of fruit, veggies, delicious dips and chips and beverages generously donated by students’ families. Performers and staff received artisanal dark chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs, a lovely way to end a beautiful concert!

 

2018 May Pastimes for a Lifetime Student Piano Concert Refreshments

 

We would like to thank the students, families, guests, and staff for making this concert possible.

P.S. From Linda: “Many thanks to my office manager, Jessica Sanders for her expert admin assistance with the programs, certificates of merit, meet and greet, photography, set up and clean up!”

 

Jessica Lee Sanders and Linda Wehrli

 

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Pastimes For a Lifetime Art and Piano School is located in Valley Glen, California. 818-766-0614. School is open Tuesday – Saturday year round, except for major holidays.

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4 Comments

  1. Brian P

    So sorry I didn’t make it out to see the wonderful performances. I just finished watching the videos on you tube and everyone did such a great job! Was truly inspiring to see such a wide group of talented musicians.

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