October 2017: Our first Student Concert blog!
On Sunday, October 29, Barry hosted his Fall 2017 Student Concert in the performance hall at Hollywood Piano in Burbank, CA. Eight students of various ages presented a variety of musical styles to an enthusiastic audience, including classical, folk, R&B, jazz and ragtime. Check out the complete program…
Student – Title – Composer (Arranger/Publisher)
Rishi S. – Scattered Showers – Barry and Linda Wehrli.
Batya K. – Mozart’s Dance – Barry and Linda Wehrli.
Rishi S. – In The Good Old Summer Time – George Evans (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli )
Batya K. – When The Saints Go Marching In – James M. Black (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli)
Alex L. – Greensleeves – English Folk Song (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli)
Aeriel S. – Excerpt from Bourree, Suite in E minor – J.S. Bach (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli)
Alex L. – Theme from The Entertainer – Scott Joplin (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli)
Donnell C. – The Gypsy Camp – composer unknown (Published by Willis Music)
Aeriel S. – Theme from Nocturne, Opus 9, #2 – Frédéric Chopin (Arranged by B. & L. Wehrli)
Donnell C. – Starlight Waltz – C. S. Brainard (Published by Willis Music)
Leon H. – Sonatina in G, First Movement – Ludwig van Beethoven (Published by Kjos West)
Jane A. – Invention #1 – Johann Sebastian Bach (Published by ABRSM)
Danny W. – Crystal Silence – Chick Corea (Arranged by Barry Wehrli)
Leon H. – Etudes #56 and #60 – John Novello (Published by Hal Leonard)
Jane A. – Very Early – Bill Evans (Arranged by Barry Wehrli)
Danny W. – Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers (Published by Antisia Music/Columbia Pictures)
Before his opening speech and introductions, Barry gave an impromptu performance of Prelude 1 from his Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano. After the student portion, Barry surprised guests again with his meditative Prelude 8.
Videos can be found on the Wehrli Publications Student Concerts YouTube Playlist.
After the concert, students, their families and guests enjoyed delicious gourmet sandwiches and desserts by Chef Peter Miller of Pete’s Sweet’s, along with additional foods generously donated by two families. Barry even received a bottle of fine California red wine… opened the very next evening! Thanks, Nadia & Leah!
And many thanks to the following people who made this lovely student piano concert possible:
Barry’s wife, Linda Wehrli, for her help with video, photography, set up and tear down, Nadia and Vitaly for their help at the reception table, and Hollywood Piano owner Glenn Treibitz and manager Ric Overton for providing this wonderful space to local piano teachers, their students, and professional musicians. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the concert and reception.