Join renowned pianist Peggy Reich for an exciting master class designed as a learning opportunity for intermediate and advanced piano students. Ms. Reich began her piano studies at age 5 at The Hoff Barthelson Music School in New York, and continued through her teens with Baruch Arnon of the Juilliard School of Music. With increasing dedication to her music, she enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied under Menahem Pressler (The Beaux Arts Trio) and Dr. Joseph Rezits, eventually being awarded a degree in piano performance.
The Music Conservatory is thrilled to host this esteemed visiting artist. The class is 2 hours with each student receiving individual instruction. We encourage our students to attend the class, viewing is open to the public. Participant Cost $35, general public suggested donation of $5. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 to enroll.
Concert pianist and piano teacher Peggy Reich returns to Sandpoint for her second performance, hosted by the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint.
Ponder this…how does one hear Judaism in music? How do you hear reflections of a religion or a culture? This will all be explored in the music of composers of Jewish descent. Concert pianist and piano professor, Peggy Reich, is returning to Sandpoint for a second performance hosted by the Conservatory.
Tickets are available at MCS and at the door on the night of the event. $15/ $5 students, 6 and under - free!
Voice instructor Andrea Olsen comes to the Conservatory to work with Conservatory students on prepared literature. Students will present a prepared piece. Participation in this master class is limited, but there is space in the audience for learning. We encourage the public to attend ($10 suggested donation for general audience). Participant fee is $15, free for honors students. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 for more information.
Andrea Olsen, soprano, holds a B. M. in Voice and a M.A. in Music. She has been on the music faculty at North Idaho College since 2009 and Spokane Falls Community College since 2014. She is the soprano soloist at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist and has performed with the Spokane Symphony, Spokane Opera, CDA Opera, Bach Festival, Connoisseur Concerts, Spokane Choral Artists, and Spokane Kantorei. Andrea is CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) certified and her notable musical theater roles include Patsyin “Always, Patsy Cline,” Witchin “Into the Woods,” Lilyin “The Secret Garden,” Christinein “Phantom,” Cathyin “The Last Five Years,” Florencein “CHESS,” Mabelin “Pirates of Penzance,” Mariain “West Side Story,” and Fantinein “Les Misérables”. Andrea is a frequent adjudicator and clinician for music festivals in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana.
End of semester student recitals will be held two consecutive evenings, with performances beginning at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days. There will be a brief theater performance between shows on Thursday at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
The Music Conservatory’s annual Christmas Concert will include Amahl and The Night Visitors from Menotti, a Children’s Opera, as well as the Bel Canto Opera company performing excerpts from Saint Saens. Bring your children along for a gingerbread house building event and sing along caroling following the performance. First Lutheran Church, 526 Olive Avenue. Donations welcome.
The El Sistema Music Matters! Youth Orchestra and Choir groups will play Christmas music at the Sandpoint Branch of the EBCL in the Multi Purpose room. Bringing music to the community!
The Music Conservatory hosts its annual Fall Serenade Concert and dessert auction to benefit all MCS Scholarship Programs, including tuition assistance, Music Matters! after school outreach and Honors Programs. The concert will feature works by the great masters, performed by Music Conservatory artist instructors. Join us for an appetizer and wine reception before the concert and bid on one of our outrageous desserts (donated by local restaurants and pastry chefs). Reception begins at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m., no host bar. Tickets $20 adults, $5 MCS students and faculty.
Soprano Claudia Moots will be performing works by Schubert, Bach and Handel. Claudia has been studying under Brenda Rutledge of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint for 4 years. She will be joined by Caren Reiner on piano and Alyce Ispirescu, soprano. This recital will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 417 North 4th Avenue in Sandpoint. Free Admission.
Master Pianist Vytautas Smetona, joining us from Cleveland, Ohio will teach his unique style. Vytautas is well known on the east coast, debuting in New York debut at Town Hall forty years ago. He has been playing successfully in New York, London and everywhere in between during his career. Among the orchestras with which Mr. Smetona has appeared as piano soloist are the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony. Audio Magazine declares Vytautas posseses “Fantastic technique, and better than that, a big concept of his music”. We are honored to present the community the amazing opportunity of a one day immersion master class. Participant fee is $15. Call MCS at 208.265.4444 for more information or to enroll. Visit us at sandpointconservatory.org, or on Facebook at Music Conservatory. For more information on Smetona visit http://vytautassmetona.com/the-man/