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Jim Chappell in Concert

Aug 30th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Since the independent release of his breakthrough solo piano collection Tender Ritual in 1985 on the Unspeakable Freedom Music label, Jim Chappell has been acknowledged as one of contemporary music's most engaging composers and performers. With 20 albums to his credit, Chappell has toured world-wide to sold out audiences, his concerts being filmed and nationally televised. Chappell was the only music artist to perform at Robert DeNiro's 50th birthday party, where he played to a hushed crowd of who's who in the film industry. Several of Jim's albums have received heavy national and international airplay on Smooth Jazz format radio stations, with Chappell's Over The Top making it to No. 1 on the national charts. Along with composing music for the Blake Edwards feature film comedy "Switch" his music has been nationally broadcast on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, The Voice, MTV, The Summer and Winter Olympic Games, NBC, and Fox Sports Specials. Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano skated to Jim's beautiful piece "Gone" in a nationally televised Thanksgiving day broadcast presentation.

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Jun 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elaina Miller is currently in seventh grade at Chief Kanim Middle School in Snoqualmie, WA. She started her piano and violin lessons at age five. She has participated in school choir programs and is a member of the Snoqualmie Strings Orchestra. Already the winner of several awards from the Washington State Music Teachers Association she has consistently won awards for the Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program. This year Elaina was the winner of the prestigious Gold Meal Award, for achieving the highest grade at level 6 in the the United States and Canada, as well as the Washington State Certificate of Excellence Other awards include the highest grade in the State and the North West. In addition she has been a consistent winner in the Federation of Music Clubs and the International Piano Composition Contest. Comments about her performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music Examiners tell more of her story of excellence at the piano in musical interpretation and general musicianship: Elaina is currently studying piano with Bob Pajer at the Mercer Island Piano Studio. Sharon Van Valin is her composition teacher. Here are Elaina’s thoughts about her composition, (Title) Performed by Elaina Miller (violin) and David Miller (Piano) In today’s program you will hear three Spanish songs included in the suite: Faruca — a Spanish flamenco dance that has sudden changes in mood and tempo including varied rhythms, switching between the piano and violin. Milonga Tango — a faster paced tango that places greater emphasis on the rhythm of the song Flamnco Buleria — including varied rhythms and a grace tango melody in both the violin and the piano, sometimes switching between the two instruments. The Buleria picks up speed at the same rhythm. The Buleria Solfeggio in C Minor ---------- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) La Mendiga ----------Evard Grieg Sonatina in G Major ---------- Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812) Etude in C Major ---------- Henry Lemoine (1786-1854) Etude ---------- Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987) intermission Kangaroo ---------- George Fiala (b. 1922) Mazurka in A minor ---------- Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Spanish Dance Suite ---------- Elaina Miller Farruca Milonga Tango Flamenco Buleria Oncor: River City Blues ---------- Martha Mier (b. 1936)
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Jun 22nd 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jun 22nd 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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