Pianists present fall recital

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Piano students of Harriet Motter presented a fall performance class. Special guest performers were James Marple of Glen Rose and four students of Karen Shugart , a teacher from Grand Prairie.

Selections of contemporary music were presented in preparation for the upcoming Arlington Music Teachers Cyclical Festival. These included “The Approaching Storm” by Timothy Brown played by William Meshack, “Caravan and Cakewalk” by A. Machavarian and Claude Debussy played by Kyra Ullman, “Rondo Capraccio” by Lynn F. Olson played by Emma Tung and “Stomping Five” by Robert Vandall played by Brennan Trussell.

Shugart’s students performing selections for the Cyclical Festival were Megan Nguyen, playing “Lady Allison’s Minuet” by Robert Vandall; Jordan Maina who played “Rockin’ The Boat” by Bill Boyd; and Evan Shugart who played “Hamster Chase” by Martha Mier.

Fall holiday and fall Solo/Duet Festival Selections included “That Halloween Cat” and “Gypsy Earrings” played by Emma Tung; “Scherzando,” “Connections” and “The Ballad of Don Quixote” played by Kyra Ullman; “San Francisco Trolley” and “October Moonlight” played by Brennan Trussell ; “The Windy City” played by William Meschack; “Alla Tarentella, Op. 39 No. 2” by E. MacDowell played by Karen Shugart; and “Lady Bug Waltz” by Martha Mier, played by Ben Shugart.

Duets were accompanied by Harriet Motter. These included “In a Boat,” “Mazurka Amusante” and Ballade” played by Kyra Ullman; William Meshack played “March” by Gurlitt; Emma Tung played “March” by Diabelli and “Mazurka” by Becucci; and Brennan Trussell played “Waltz” by Berens.

Special guest performer James Marple began and ended the program. He played “Impromptu, Op. 90 No. 4” by Franz Schubert and “Nocturne Op. 9. No. 2” by Frederic Chopin.

The performers and guests enjoyed a social time with refreshments. Pete Ullman was the recital photographer and Beverly and Gary Blodgett were the reception hosts.

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