LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Report a Musical Miracle | Opinion

On Sunday, November 7, Carnegie Hall descended from New York and landed in the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine … a mesmerized and complete audience. In fact, the concert “The Russian Fantasy World of Waltzes, Dreams and Fairytales” officially opened the 2021-2022 season of For Love of Music Society, co-chaired by Betty Martin, President, and Kay Kuser with Rosemary Miller, Special Ambassador.

An all-Texan artist roster included Palestinian singer Leslie Hooe, and pianist Monroe Walker, performing Russian folk songs complementing Tyler’s Orthodox St.John of Damascus choir selections from the 4th century divine liturgy that followed. .

But the piano pieces that opened and closed the recital were the extraordinary icing on the program’s cake. Beating the first, 17-year-old Kyle Cornelison stunned audiences with his performance of Prokofiev’s Dance of the Knights. Accompanied by cellist Kourtney

Newton, virtuoso Ted Powell closed the event by sliding seamlessly through eight concert grand keyboard studies by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, et al. Well done! Well done!

Guided by Longfellow’s assertion that music is the “universal language of mankind”, the Music Society is proud to provide Palestine with extraordinary performances showcasing exceptional talent. As a result, the spirit and character of our community is truly made all

better by their efforts.

Receptions before and after the event completed this rare musical and social experience.

I can’t wait to be at the Society’s concert on April 24, 2022 when “classical music and Broadway meet!” “

Kirk davis

Palestine


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