Zoom Recitals 2020

Our last public performance was the “Small Group Recital Night” on February 17, 2020 at the Akron Summit County Library.

To address COVID-19 restrictions, we had to quickly get up to speed using the Zoom Meetings app for our performances. In addition to the Zoom learning curve, other challenges included: Internet disruptions, audio distortions, power interruptions, and smartphone/computer peculiarities.

Our recitals showcase the progression of skill levels:

  • Orientation – A playing ability level during which a comfort zone is reached between the beginning student of music and their instrument, notation, practice commitment, rehearsal techniques and mental musical comprehension.
  • Novice – A playing ability level, beyond Orientation but not yet enjoyed by a consistent Intermediate player.
  • Solo Studio – This opportunity is the newest addition to our program. Due to the positive experience of our “First Zoom Recital” we have added a solo Performance opportunity. 

Zoom Recital #1 – Orientation Recital – July 15, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Julie Black, Cello#34 Natalie’s Rose*
#57 Tribal Lament*
Karen Greathouse, Violin#80 Grandparents Day*
#106 French Folk Song*
Marcelo Biffe, Cello#44 Mathew’s March*
#70 Hot Cross Buns*
Tiffany Lundy Martin, Cello#33 Song for Christine*
#36 Dreidel*
Susan Bacon, Viola#91 Lightly Row*
#90 English Round*
Cindy Ebner, Cello​#71 Au Clare De La Lune*
​#73 Buckeye Salute*
Ruth Lamont, Violin#116 Son for Maria*
​#118 Firoliralera*
Debbie Huebeck, Cello​#85 High Flying*
​#88 Frere Jacques*
* Songs are from Essential Elements Strings Book 1.

Zoom Recital #2 – Novice Recital – September 30, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Karen Greathouse, ViolinAlouette – French Folk Song
Crossroads – Allen
Anne Lazzerini, CelloTheme form London Symphony
Franz J. Haydn (1732 -1809)
Oh Susannah
Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864)
Ruth Lamont, ViolinChester
William Billings ( 1746-1800)
Morning (from Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg (1819-1880)
Susan Bacon, ViolaOutback – Allen
Buffalo Gals
(Cool White) Japheth Hodges
Connie Stinnett, CelloTheme for the New World Symphony
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Rondeau
Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)
Dennis Zerby, Oboe
Brenda Thomas, Flute
Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Zoom Recital #3 – Solo Studio Recital – October 30, 2020

Performer, InstrumentMusic Performed
Ruth Lamont, ViolinAshokan Farewell – by Jay Unger
Valerie DiNarda, CelloNina – by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Mike Hoeprich, ViolinWaltz No.2 – by Dmitri Shostakovich
Connie Stinnett, CelloIt’s a Wonderful World
by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Marilyn Katzmark, ViolinMeditation (from Thais)
by Jules Massenet
Jaime Madrigal, MarimbaRain Dance
by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Riffe

Christmas Trivia Recital – Dec 13, 2020

Program


1. Good King Wenceslas and
O Come, All Ye Faithful
2  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
and Deck the Halls
3 The First Noel
BIG HORN BRASS ENSEMBLE
Mike Campbell Tuba,  
Tim Miller Baritone,
Lee Miller Euphonium,
Rodger Ramsthaler Euphonium,
John Sederwall Euphonium

4 Winter Wonderland
5 The Wexford Carol
6 I Saw Three Ships
ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
STUDIO SOLOIST
4 Mike Hoeprich, Violin
5 John McDowell Alto Sax                 
6 Dylan Trautman Viola

7 Raisins and Almonds
Traditional Hanukkah
Lullaby
CLARINET QUARTET
Debbie Collier, Carrie Cunningham,
Ken Slezak BbClarinets,
JoAnne Turner Bass Clarinet

8 O Holy Night
ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL STUDIO
MIXED TRIO
Marilyn Katzmark Violin,
Connie Stinnett Cello,
Dennis Zerby  Oboe


9 I’ll Be Home For Christmas
ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL STUDIO
DUETS
9 Marilyn Katzmark Violin,
Connie Stinnett, Cello


10 Still, Still, Still
 
ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
STUDI0 DUETS
10 Marilyn Katzmark Violin,
Carrie Cunningham Bb Clarinets

11 Deck the Halls
12 Auld Lang Syne
ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
STUDIO SOLOIST
11 John Rasinski Tenor Sax
12 Valerie DiNarda Cello
13 The Christmas Song 
Chestnuts Roasting on an
Open Fire
BACH STRINGS PLUS ONE
David Lietz,  Rob McNair,
Marilyn  Katzmark Violins,
Donna Mullins, Sandy Bee Lynn Violas,
Barbara Sabett, Connie Stinnett Cellos,
Kathy Whalen Oboe

SMALL GROUP RECITAL NIGHT

AKRON SUMMIT COUNTY LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

February 17, 2020 — 6:30 pm

P R O G R A M

NEW HORIZONS NOVICE STRINGS
“HIAWATHA”

THE WNCWJ COMBO
Tim Greathouse, Dennis Zerby, Iskinder Arsano, Shirley Hicks, Kevin Rudd, Annie Radcliffe, Mark Perlmutter, Osgood Kosnowski.
“COBO RICO”

TRUMPET SOLO
Walter Bartsch
“SUNNY SIDE UP”

ORNETTE & COLEMAN
Iskinder Arsano, Tim Greathouse.
“MINUET” from the Royal Fireworks

SWINGERS
Al Smith, Judy Smith, Joy Hart, Kathy Jesser, Annie Radcliffe, iskinder Arsano, Art Henzler, Harvey Jackson.
“| WANT TO BE LIKE YOU”; “NIGHT LIGHTS”; “MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY”

THE BIRK WW. QUARTET
Mindy Segal, Janet Scarry, Tom O’Wesney, June Kelley
“GREENSLEEVES”

THE EMANUEL ENSEMBLE
Marilyn Katzmark, Tim Longfellow, Miranda Toman, Dylan Trautman, Valerie Lukens, Lee Nielsen
“THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE”

FRENCH HORN SOLO
Harvey Jackson, Tim Longfellow, accompanist
“AVE MARIA”

TULIP LANE
Lee Nielsen, Mark Perlmutter
“SCHNELL TANZ”

THE NINTHS QUARTET MINUS ONE
Tim Miller, Lee Miller, John Sederwall
“QUADRILLE”

TENOR SAX SOLO
John Rasinski, Tim Longfellow, accompanist
“HEY JUDE”

CAVALIER TRIO
Janet Scarry, Mindy Segal, Sherry Zimmerman
“SCARBOROUGH FAIR”; “TARANTELLA”

SAXOPHONIA
Mark Perlmutter, John Rasinski
“ECOSSAISE” Czech Folk Song

OBOE SOLO
Kathy Whalen, Tim Longfellow, accompanist
“SONATA in G’”

THE ELBERTA TRIO
Mindy Segal, Herman Rubin, Osgood Kosnowski
“PROKOFIEV SWINGS”

BIG REED
Carrie Cunningham, Debbie Collier, Bill Cinadr, Carol Brill, Kathy Whalen, JoAnne Turner, Al Smith, Judy Smith, Tom Stone
“LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA”, “PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY”, “WATERMELON MAN”, “COLONEL BOGEY MARCH”, “DANGEROUS BLUES”.

NEW HORIZONS NOVICE STRINGS
Art Hensler, Sandy Boyes, Jaime Madrigal (Director NHB Strings), Karen Greathouse, Jenny Krase, William Comedy, Don Strongoli, Ann Lazzerini, Debbie Hubeck
Harvey Jackson, Annie Radcliffe, Kathy Jesser, iskinder Arsano, Joy Hart, Art Henzler, Judy Smith, Al Smith
Walter BartschTim Greathouse, Iskinder Arsano
Tim Longfellow, Miranda Toman, Marilyn Katzmark, Dylan Trautman, Lee Nielsen, Valerie Lukens,
Sherry Zimmerman, Janet Scarry, Mindy Segal Tim Longfellow, accompanist, Kathy Whalen
Carrie Cunningham, Tom Stone, Bill Cinadr, Debbie Collier, Carol Brill, Kathy Whalen, JoAnne Turner, Judy Smith, Al Smith (not in order).
Mindy Segal, Jim Adkins, Herman Rubin
Harvey Jackson, Tim Longfellow, accompanistJohn Rasinski, Tim Longfellow, accompanist
Mark Perlmutter, John RasinskiMark Perlmutter, Lee Nielsen
Lee Miller, Tim Miller, John Sederwall
THE WNCWJ COMBO
Annie Radcliffe, Dennis Zerby, Tim Greathouse, , Kevin Rudd, Shirley Hicks, Mark Perlmutter, Iskinder Arsano,

CONGRATULATIONS  TO ALL OF OUR SMALL GROUP RECITALISTS! A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! OSGOOD KOSNOWSKI WAS REALLY PLEASED! – Jim Adkins (Director)