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Music Club to explore emotions through music

March 25, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

When the Williams-port Music Club meets this week, the theme will be "Music Makes Connections through Emotions." The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St.

After the "Song of the Month," Stephen Foster's "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," presented by Bonnie Seltzer and JoAnne Girton, the program will feature a number of soloists and a variety of accompanists. Tom Wetzel is the program chairman.

Beginning the program will be Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu," sung by Shirley Knade, accompanied by Richard Lakey, who also will accompany Lucy Henry as she performs Johannes Brahms' "Waltz in A" on the flute.

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Williamsport Music Club members Tom Wetzel, Shirley Knade, Bob Hacker and Kay Huffman are seen. The Music Club will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St.

"Intermezzo Sinfonico" from "Cavalleria Rusticano" will be played by pianist Wetzel. "The Prayer," a duet by Sager and Foster, will be sung by Robert Hacker and Kay Huffman, accompanied by Wetzel. Malott's "The Lord's Prayer," will be sung by soprano Joanne Kiehl, accompanied by Leatha Keiser.

Wetzel will perform "Softly as I Leave You" by Shaper and DeVita, as well as John Denver's "Annie's Song." Wetzel will continue with Schumann's "Traumerei (Daydreaming)," after which he will accompany tenor Robert Hacker as he sings Georges Bizet's "Agnus Dei."

Concluding the evening will be two lively pieces: "Beer Barrel Polka" by Brown, Timm, Zeman and Vejroda and "When the Saints Go Marching In," both performed by Wetzel, accompanied by Morris Smith on the spoons.

The host and hostess for the evening will be Charles and Jean Moyer. The program is free and open to the public.



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