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Gingrich Piano Studio held its 1st Annual Spring Recital on April 29, 2017.  Students played well and it was a lot of fun! Here is the printed program for the event: Recital Program

Here is a video of the complete recital (minus Mr. Gingrich’s first solo):

Video credit: Melody Cook-Blount.

Here is the recital program (with times marked to match the video above):

[0:00:53] Roberto M.: Brass Band – Albergo, Mrozinski & Kolar
[0:01:30] Alisha C.: Royal Procession – Nancy and Randall Faber
[0:02:25] Priya G.: March of the Goblins – Boris Berlin

Folk Music:
[0:04:26] Roberto M.: Hot Cross Buns – Folk song
[0:05:11] Kaitlin B.: African Celebration – Traditional African melody
[0:06:20] Roz W.: Simple Gifts – Traditional Shaker melody
[0:07:37] Roz W. & Mr. Gingrich: 500-Year-Old Melody – Based on a 16th century Italian melody
[0:11:20] Ian F. & Mr. Gingrich: Yankee Doodle – Traditional American, arr. Melody Bober

Mozart’s Sunshine:
[0:15:33] Christa A.: Theme from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
[0:16:28] Kaitlin B.: Theme from Sonata in A Major, K. 331
[0:17:34] Priya G.: Menuetto I from Sonata in C Major, K. 6
[0:19:20] Mr. Gingrich: Allegro from Sonata in C Major, K. 545

Beethoven’s Majesty:
[0:27:01] Alisha C.: “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9
[0:28:00] Ian F.: “Shepherd’s Song” from Symphony No. 6
[0:29:37] Brennen & Koby F.: “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 – Arr. Timothy Brown

Modern Melodies:
[0:31:59] Koby F.: Bat Dance – Mark Mrozinski
[0:32:35] Brennen F.: A Quiet Moment – Dale Reubart (1926-2012)
[0:33:36] Brennen & Koby F.: Roller Coaster Ride – Arr. Melody Bober

Dances Inspired by Folk Music:
[0:37:25] Mr. Gingrich: Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 – Brahms
[0:41:00] Priya G. & Mr. Gingrich: Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1st theme) – Brahms
[0:43:10] Christa A. & Mr. Gingrich: Hungarian Dance No. 5 (2nd theme) – Brahms
[0:49:26] Mr. Gingrich & Mr. Yang: Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8 – Dvořák

[0:55:44] Mr. Yang: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65, No. 6 – Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

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Here are the students receiving certificates after the performance:

Here is Mr. Gingrich with his first Atlanta student, Kaitlyn:

Here is Mr. Gingrich with his friend Mr. Yang, who performed the grand finale at the recital:

And here is Mr. Gingrich’s daughter Priya, the youngest performer of the day:

Everyone who performed deserves a special photo, but due to camera troubles on recital day and space here, this will suffice.

Sincere thanks again to all who took part! It was a wonderful celebration!