Trio Combray performs Sunday December 10th at the TCA

Friend of TPA and Haydn’s Ferry Chamber Music impresario Catherine Hayden wrote to me about a wonderful concert Sunday.  Because it is after the deadline for submitting concert reviews, it may be used to review for no penalty if students’ parents request an extension.

Here’s what Mrs. Hayden said:

Please tell your students about Trio Combray playing a Proust-inspired program this Sunday, December 10th at the Tempe Center for the Arts at 2:30pm. First prize winner of the Dino Ciani Competition, pianist Jeffrey Swann formed the trio with internationally acclaimed cellist Jeffrey Solow and violinist Gregory Fulkerson, first prize winner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Their program is inspired by music from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. They will play:

  • Ernest Adler’s Fantasy from “Lohengrin”
  • Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Guillaume Lekeu’s Piano Trio in C minor

In keeping with the theme we will serve petite madeleines at the reception following the concert.  Jeffrey Swann, a Proust scholar, will tell us how the music connects to the book.  I do hope you and your students can join us for this beautiful and most interesting performance.  For tickets, please call the TCA box office on 480-350-2822 or follow the link on the website below.  Student tickets are $10 and accompanying adults and all school staff pay the subscription price of $24 by quoting “charter school.”

Hopeful Dawns exceeds financial goal

Thanks to the generosity of our families and patrons, the fall concert and dessert netted $6,834.07.  Our goal was $6,000.

Special thanks to event chair Louise Wolfe, development director Christina Staring, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Stough, Tamra Gaylor, Jen Kartchner, Emily Campbell, Jen Hamilton, Cheryl Smith, and Venessa Colinares for their leadership and support for the event.  Raffle leaders Wendy Darling and Lisa Schmoker helped to bring in the most raffle intake ever.

Our VIP table donors included Mrs. Lisa Borawski, Dr. Scott Evans, Mrs. Tamra Gaylor, Mr. Michael McQuaid, Mrs. Deborah Dendy, and Mrs. Rita Seto.  Our Prime table donors were Mr. Reed Stough and Mr. Jason Rotner.

Counting the guests and performers, 333 people were present. Bel Canto, directed by Mrs. Marlynn Rey, Sinfonia, and Cantamus all performed separately. The new director of Cantamus, Mrs. Aimee Stewart, performed spectacularly.  Cantamus, with over 50 singers joined Sinfonia, directed by Mrs. Lenore Wilkison, to perform “And the glory of the Lord” from Handel’s Messiah. Thanks to the generosity of our families and patrons, the fall concert and dessert netted $6,834.07. Our goal was $6,000. I estimate that approximately 93 non-parents were present at the event including extended relations, a faculty member and students, alumni, and members of the larger Tempe community.