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Pastimes for a Lifetime 2019 Fall Student Piano Concert at Theta Sound Studio

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Theta Sound Studios in Burbank, California, my boss, founder, and piano instructor, Linda Wehrli of Pastimes for a Lifetime hosted the annual Fall Student Piano Concert.

Studio owner, Randy Tobin was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for making this special space available to the school. Randy delighted the audience with his history about the studio, his background in the music business, and the awesome Yamaha concert grand graciously made available to us.

 
 

Students enjoyed waiting for their turn in Randy Tobin’s engineering room.

 
 

The audience kept cozy in the piano recording room.

 
 

Master of Ceremonies, Radina Veliova, vocal coach of Vocals on Stage introduced each student and their piece with wit and warmth.

 
 

This year’s show included classical and contemporary piano solos performed by five of Linda’s students.

 
 

Click the links to listen to their recorded performances on YouTube. They are in performance order.

Classical Program
Zoie C. “To a Wild Rose Excerpt” by Edward MacDowell, Arr. by B&L Wehrli
Zoie C. “Concerto No. 2 for Horn Theme” by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Arr. by B&L Wehrli
Katie S. “Greensleeves” Traditional, Arr. by B&L Wehrli
Ryan B. “Prelude No. 3 Excerpt” by J.S. Bach, Arr. by B&L Wehrli
Ryan B. “Finale, Sonata No. 16 Excerpt” by Franz Joseph Haydn, Arr. by B&L Wehrli
Ascher C. “Prelude in C Major” by J.S. Bach
Ryan P. “Air in D Minor” by Hendry Purcell

Contemporary Program
Katie S. “Bridges” by B&L Wehrli
Katie S. “Spirit of Play” by B&L Wehrli
Ascher C. “Sepia Tones” by Michael Scott
Ryan P. “Open Roads” by Michael Scott

Following the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the pleasure of performing two piano solo pianos.

 
Linda Wehrli performed solo piano works at Pastimes for a Lifetime's 2019 Fall Student Concert
Linda Wehrli
 

Linda Wehrli “Dédicace” by Ernest Chausson
Linda Wehrli “Notturno Opus 54 No. 4” by Edvard Grieg

Our Master of Ceremonies doubled as a guest musician, performing two duets with Linda and an encore.

 
Linda Wehrli, Pianist and Radina Veliova, Vocalist at Pastimes for a LIfetime's 2019 Fall Student Concert
Linda Wehrli and Radina Veliova
 

Linda Wehrli and Radina Veliova “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Charles Dumont & Michel Vaucaire
Linda Wehrli and Radina Veliova “Stand Behind Me” by Carole King
Linda Wehrli and Radina Veliova [encore] “Mercy Mercy Mercy” by Joe Zawinul

Linda then presented each student performer with a beautiful Certificate of Merit for their hard work.

 
 

A photo session followed.

 

Pastimes for a Lifetime 2019 Fall Student Piano Concert Group Photo

 

After photos were taken, guests enjoyed mingling at the refreshments table.

 

Guests at Pastimes for a Lifetime's 2019 Fall Student Piano Concert

 

As the office manager, I had the pleasure of greeting guests and assisting with refreshment table duties at the show. Before the concert, I had fun with creating the programs, certificates of merit and concert-related correspondence with student performers and their families.

 
Piano teacher Linda Wehrli with office manager Jessica Lee Sanders
Linda Wehrli and Jessica Lee Sanders
 

Linda wanted to mention her heartfelt thanks to her hubby and fellow pianist and composer, Barry Michael Wehrli for his invaluable help behind the scenes.

 
Barry and Linda Wehrli at Pastimes for a Lifetime's 2019 Fall Student Piano Concert
Barry and Linda Wehrli
 

After the concert, students and guests enjoyed delicious refreshments. Thanks to the students who generously donated to the table.

 
 

Randy Tobin’s lovely wife, Cyndie was the gracious barista!

 
Cyndie Tobin was the barista at Pastimes for a Lifetime's 2019 Fall Student Piano Concert
Cyndie Tobin
 

Performers and staff received tasty artisanal chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs. It’s a tradition!

 
Chocolate Musical Note presented to Pastimes for a Lifetime Piano Students
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon
 

Many thanks to the dedicated piano students and their families and Theta Sound Studio for making this memorable concert possible.

Photo Credit: Mrs. Kataryna Bilenka

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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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12 Comments

  1. Frank M. Pelteson

    It is a delight to see such a large turnout in an aesthetic environment. It is also a great achievement to organize such a large event. Mr. and Mrs. Wehrli are making a name for themselves.

  2. Brian Parker

    I was so sorry to miss this wonderful event. The students have come so far and did a fantastic job. Linda, your pieces are beautiful and your talent is always inspiring. Radina has such a beautiful voice.
    Looks like a great time was had by all!

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