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.
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.
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
Following the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the pleasure of performing two piano solo pianos.
Our Master of Ceremonies doubled as a guest musician, performing two duets with Linda and an encore.
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.
After photos were taken, guests enjoyed mingling at the refreshments table.
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.
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.
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!
Performers and staff received tasty artisanal chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs. It’s a tradition!
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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