Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trio con Brio performs for a sold-out audience

The Trio con Brio visiting artists from left to right: Christine Gangelhoff(flute) of Nassau; Ken Law (cello) of South Carolina; and Christy Lee (piano) of Nassau. Also performing was Afrika Karamo-Miller (violin) of Grand Bahama. Photo courtesy of the GBPAS


 Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) presented Trio con Brio on January 22nd at the Church of Ascension. Over 180 people, including 45 students enjoyed the the intimate concert with the sounds of Christy Lee (piano), Christine Gangelhoff (flute), both from Nassau, and Ken Law (cello) from South Carolina.

Trio con Brio performed piano and cello duets, as well as trios with flute and violin featuring local musician to Grand Bahama, Afrika Karamo-Miller.
The Trio con Brio concert at the Church of Ascension on January 22nd, presented by the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society. The GBPAS will next present their annual favourite, the NYC Comedy Club in March 2011 Photo courtesy of the GBPAS

 Dalia Feldman, President of the GBPAS said this about the concert, " We were so thrilled with the audience turn-out on Saturday, and equally thrilled to see how much the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves, young and old alike. Every piece was wonderful, one after the other. My personal favorite was the piano, flute and cello trio, and I'm sure it was an audience favorite too because I heard some "Bravo's!" among the crowd after that particular number. The musicians received a house wide standing ovation in the end."


Christy Lee on piano with Ken Law on cello at the Trio con Brio concert at the Church of Ascension on January 2nd. Photo courtesy of the the GBPAS


The Master Class held on Sunday, January 23rd for 20 students from Grand Bahama Island. Photo courtesy of the GBPAS

 Ms Barbara Chester, a GBPAS member shared this remark about the event, "Christy Lee... is, of course, an exceptional pianist and Saturday night's playing was beautiful. And... Kenneth Law... this charming, sensitive gentleman caressed his cello with an exquisite tenderness producing the most perfectly loving musical vibrations; his playing is truly 'an affair of the heart'. The entire concert was magical! So very special that I was not surprised that on my way out the Church of the Ascension to hear the remark, 'We could have been at Carnegie Hall!' "

Over 20 violin, cello, woodwind and piano students had the opportunity to perform and work with the three musical experts. Photos courtesy of the GBPAS



The next day (Sunday) all three visiting musicians gave a triple Master Class at the Church of the Ascension. Over 20 violin, cello, woodwind and piano students had the opportunity to perform and work with the three musical experts.

"Our Master Class gave students the opportunity to work with Dr.'s Lee, Law and Gangelhoff, and fine tune their musical skills and performance. It's events like this this that validate what we do and drive us to want to continue to bring these wonderful programs to our local audiences and help local performing arts students in any way that we can," said Feldman.
 
Next on the GBPAS calendar, is the 3rd annual Comedy Club Show scheduled for March 12th.

The Society wishes to thank it's major sponsors for this event, Thayer's Natural Remedies, Pelican Bay Hotel, American Airlines/American Eagle, The Bahamas Weekly and Keen i Media.

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