This afternoon, as if on cue, the sun went behind a cloud and the light streaming through the beautiful stained glass windows at Mount Vernon Music dimmed. It was the perfect beginning of a lovely afternoon of chamber music.
Violinist Mark Miller, founder of Mount Vernon Music, his wife Ute, a violist, pianist Steven Harlos and cellist Carol Harlos expertly - and with great care - presented the music of Beethoven and Brahms. The Millers and Steven Harlos played "Trio op. 97 'The Archduke Trio' for piano, violin and cello," the last piece Beethoven ever played in public. Ute joined the group for Brahms' "Quartet e-minor op. 60 for piano, violin and cello."
The Mount Vernon Music hall is a former church with near-perfect acoustics. When the music swelled, it seemed there was an entire orchestra playing instead of just three or four. That we have access to such great classical music here in rural East Texas is such a gift.
Next up is Agnes Burns Keyoard Concert featuring Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Ruiter-Feenstra will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations. Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
World Class Brass performs on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
Get Your Jazz Here is up next on Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m.
Flute Magic will be the program on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m.
and then finally
The Youth Showcase, which features young local perfomers, closes the season on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Take time to attend one of these performances. The people who lay their hearts on the line every time they take the stage out here in the sticks need our encouragement and support. We need them to continue making beautiful music for us.
For more information, visit their website, www.mountvernonmusic.org or call 903-563-3780.
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