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by Terry McNeill
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by Terry McNeill
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by Pamela Hicks Gailey
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by Terry McNeill
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SCHUMANN QUINTET PERFORMANCE RESCUES VOM FESTIVAL'S SECOND CONCERT
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, July 16, 2023
CHAMBER REVIEW

Jan. 25 Performers (l to r) G. Churchill, E. MacDougall and P. Nance

LOCAL MUSICIANS SHINE IN MTAC BENEFIT CONCERT

by Terry McNeill
Saturday, January 25, 2020

After a fire-related postponement of four months, the Sonoma County Chapter of the Music Teachers Association of California Jan. 25 gave their annual scholarship benefit in a charming Sebastopol home.

Showcasing local musicians in an intimate setting with two pianos, the first half highlights included violinist Richard Heinberg and pianist Sonia Tubridy in two movements from Bachís E Major Sonata (No. 3, BWV 1016), followed by a suave Tango, written by Mr. Heinbergís composer friend Ralph Kessler.

Exceptionally tasty food and drink occupied a long intermission, and the second half began with a slow and moving performance of the Andante from Mendelssohnís C Minor Trio, Op. 66. Performers were pianist Nicki Bell, cellist Brian Lloyd and Mr. Heinberg. Ukiah pianist Elizabeth MacDougall concluded the afternoon with artful selections from Schumannís Op. 2 Papillons.

Additional musicians performing included trumpeter Philip Beard and pianists Carol Schindler, Peggy Nance, Mary Beard and Gwen Churchill.