The Aulos Ensemble returned to Newtown after an absence of several years to perform a program entitled “Music at Versailles: A Royal Entertainment” at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 6. This was the last in the fall concerts put on by Newtown Friends of Music; the spring concerts will begin after the holidays, on Sunday, February 12.
About six times a year, Newtown Friends of Music brings distinguished chamber performers to our town's living room, Edmond Town Hall. The concert presented on Sunday, October 23, featured the cellist Carter Brey and the pianist Christopher O'Riley playing works by Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin.
Newtown Friends of Music opened their 34th season with exquisite music, superbly performed including a world premiere of a work commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Oboist Peggy Pearson and her string ensemble “Winsor Music” created interesting tonalities and timbres in their performance last Sunday at Edmond Town Hall.
THE NEWS-TIMES, WEDNESDAY, Friday, February 18, 2011
By Jan Stribula
Some things are said to improve with age, and I’d like to include classical music in this enviable category. Time gives both the performer and listener an opportunity to become better acquainted with compositions than when they were premiered, for everyone’s benefit.
The Chopin 200th birthday year is winding down, but there is still time to celebrate. The young Venezuela-American pianist, Vanessa Perez, devoted the second half of her recital Sunday at Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall to his music, and made the familiar repertoire sound fresh and exciting.