Williamsport Music Club to present October program
The Williamsport Music Club will present “The Rhythm of Our Journey,” with Bonnie Seltzer as program chair. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, 201 Mulberry St. It is free and open to the public.
Pianist Parker Konkle will open the program playing “Piano Sonata No. 14 in C -Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Amy Peck, soprano, will follow, with the song “Quiet” by Jonathan Reid Gealt. She will be accompanied by Kristin Ivers.
In keeping with the evening’s theme, JoAnne Girton will play a medley of journey songs on the piano. Leatha Kieser then will sing “Witness,” a traditional spiritual arranged by Jack Halloran. She will be accompanied by Carol Waltz.
Waltz also will accompany Barby Smith, who will be featured on the clarinet playing “Minuetto” by Nilo Hovey and Beldon Leonard. Waltz also will play the organ selection, “Toccata in Seven,” by John Rutter. The designation “in seven” indicates the irregular meter of the composition.
Tenor Robert Hacker, accordionist Wendy McCormick and guitarist Armand DeRosa will close the program with “Those Were the Days,” credited to Gene Raskin, who put new English lyrics to a Russian romance song composed by Boris Fomin. Marilyn Burget and Leatha Kieser will present the song of the month, “Grandfather’s Clock,” written in 1876.
Ushers will be Betsy Belcher and Tom Wetzel.