On Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Hollywood Pianos, Burbank, proud piano teacher Linda Wehrli hosted her annual Fall Student Piano Concert. Manager, Ric Overton greeted the guests and talked about the beautiful Mason & Hamlin piano on which we had the privilege of playing. Pastimes for a Lifetime honored Hollywood Pianos with a Certificate of Appreciation.
The concert room was packed.
This year’s student program of classical and contemporary piano solos was performed by nine of her students:
Ascher C. • Carmen S. • Michael G.
Ryan P. • Mason S. • Adela M.
Chris K. • Aidan C. • Cameron C.
Linda’s hubby, Barry Michael Wehrli graciously performed the duty of Master of Ceremonies, introducing the students and their pieces. You may not know this, but Linda toils over the script for over a month, ensuring accuracy with warmth and humor. Linda says, “I want the words to honor my students and their hard work.”
At the end of the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the honor of accompanying Sopranos Judi Domroy and Lauren Michelle Hayes, Tenor Saunder Choi and Bass/Tenor David Michael Treviño, performing two beautiful and moving compositions by National Medal of Arts recipient, Morten Lauridsen: Dirait-on and Sure on this Shining Night.
Randall Michael Tobin of Theta Sound Studio provided professional audio and video services.
After the concert, students and guests enjoyed delicious refreshments by Chef Pete Miller of Pete’s Sweets along with savory and sweet treats generously donated by students’ families. Performers and staff received artisanal dark chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs.
Linda wanted to add, “Many thanks to my husband Barry Wehrli and office manager, Jessica Lee Sanders for their help with photography, set up, tear down and administrative work. Everyone felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the concert and party.”
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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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For information on Linda Wehrli’s innovative and inspiring piano programs, visit the Piano Curriculum webpage.