The Musical Club of Westfield will continue its Centennial Season with a free concert on Wednesday, December 9 at 1:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, 170 Elm Street. All concerts are open to the public and include a post-performance reception to meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment.
The program will open with the composition Wildflowers – Dense Blazing Star, Missouri Primrose and Mexican Hat – by Eric Ewazen. The performers are Susan Graham, flute, Robert Romano, clarinet and Carolle-Ann Mochernuk, piano
Soprano Nadya Geniush, accompanied on piano by Mary Beth McFall, will offer the Puccini arias “Vissi d’arte”, from Tosca, and “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème. She will be joined by soprano Yulia Genuish for “The Flower Duet” from Delibes' Lakme and the Duet of Liza and Polina from Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades.
The concert will conclude with violinist Debra Biderman and pianist Beverly Shea. They will perform various selections: “El Choclo,” a tango by Ángel Villoldo;“The Angel's Serenade” by Gaetano Braga; “Evening Prayer” from Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hänsel und Gretel; Mélodie, Op. 3, No. 1 by Anton Rubinstein; a medley from Georges Bizet’s Carmen; and Tico Tico by Zequinha de Abreu.
Founded in 1915, The Musical Club of Westfield is a 501(c)(3) organization now celebrating its 100th season. The club offers college scholarships to promising young musicians who are pursuing a musical education. Membership in the club is open to anyone who in interested in music. Those wishing information about membership in the Musical Club of Westfield, as a performer or an associate member, may visit our website at www.musicalclubofwestfield.org.