In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth. Nineteen students from the age of 7 through 19 will be presenting a program that especially features music of the Classic era, due to many of the young artists having recently competed in the annual Santa Fe Sonata Contest.
Other vibrant works from the 20 th /21 st centuries will performed by students competing in the upcoming Dennis Alexander Piano Contest held in March in Albuquerque. Many of Sunday’s young performers have been prize winners in numerous piano competitions in New Mexico Students performing include three recent award-winning students: Fayrouz Mourad, age 13, First Prize Winner in Level VI of the recent Santa Fe Sonata Contest; Adrian Koo, age 9 and Jinheon Kim, age 12, both Winners at the State Honors Contest last fall. Mourad will be performing Satie’s Sonata Boureaucratique; Koo will perform a Bach Prelude in F as well as the first movement of Kuhlau’s Sonatina in G, Op. 55, No. 2; while Kim will conclude the recital with the luscious Reverie by Debussy.
Also performing is Altai Prechtel, age 10, of Ojo Caliente. Last December, Prechtel presented a public Solo Recital to an audience of 60. She will perform two of those selections on Sunday, Bach’s Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 and Alexander Siloti’s transcription of Bach’s Prelude in B minor, BWV 855-A. The recital also includes the work of a young composer/pianist. William Dale, age 14, who will perform his own work, Running Flat Out. Other students performing in the Musicale are: Lyla Lo, age 7, with Clementi’s Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1; Natan Svyatsky, age 8, with four selections by Kabalevsky; John Fung, age 8, performing Latour’s Sonatina in C; Anna Simikov, age 9, with works by C.P.E Bach and Tchaikovsky; Sean Lo, age 9, with Kuhlau’s Op. 55, No. 3 Sonatina in C; Henry Gans, age 10, with movements from Handel’s Suite in D minor, HWV 437; Emily Xu, age 10, with Dennis Alexander’s You Gotta Toccata; Matthea Fung, age 10, performing four works of Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee; Evan Strohmeyer, age 11, performing the Rondo from Beethoven’s Sonatina in F; Annie Xie, age 12, with the final movement of Khatchaturian’s Sonatina in C; Phillipa Funge, age 13, performing the Chopin Waltz in Db, Op. 64, No. 2; Jennie Gao, age 14, performing the final movement of Mozart’s Sonata in Bb, KV. 570; Philipp Ionkov, age 14, performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight); Quinn Abfalterer, age 19, with Bach’s Invention No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784.
LAMTA is the local affiliate of the State (PMTNM) and National (MTNA) professional music organizations for independent music teachers and college music faculty. All performers in Musicales are students of teachers who are professional members of all three organizations. Students for this recital represent teachers Dr. Aejin Chang, Ms. Juanita Madland, Ms. Janna Warren, Dr. Madeline Williamson, and Dr. Patricia Wood. Although the program is Free to the public, all donations are gladly accepted at the Reception which follows in the Lobby.
All donations go to support ongoing enrichment activities conducted on behalf of students by the LAMTA. LAMTA is a non-profit 501-(c-3) organization with the mission of furthering the art of music teaching and programs that encourage and support music study and appreciation for students and their community.
The campus Student Services Building is accessible either by stairs on the Diamond Drive entrance, or, is easily Wheelchair Accessible by parking in the parking lot behind the building.
For any further information about the program, please call (505).929.4693 with a message.