Fall 2018 Student Concert

Barry Michael Wehrli presents Certificates of Merit to eight pianists, concluding the Fall 2018 Student Concert.
Barry Michael Wehrli presents Certificates of Merit to eight pianists, concluding the Fall 2018 Student Concert.

On Sunday, November 4, Barry hosted his Fall 2018 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, patriotic, folk, and pop. See the complete program below…

Student – Title – Composer (Arranger/Publisher)
Nick B. – Minuetto, A Little Night Music – Wolfgang Mozart (Arr. by Barry & Linda Wehrli)
Rishi S. – Bridges – Barry & Linda Wehrli
Nick B. – Scattered Showers – Barry & Linda Wehrli
Rishi S. – The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss, Jr. (Arr. by Barry & Linda Wehrli)
Batya K. – Greensleeves – English Folk Song (Arr. by B. & L. Wehrli)
Alex L. – Theme from Waltz, Opus 39, #15 – Johannes Brahms (Arr. by B. & L. Wehrli) 
Batya K. – Theme from Russian Dance – Peter Tchaikovsky (Arr. by B. & L. Wehrli)
Aeriel S. –  The Star-Spangled Banner – John Stafford Smith (Arr. by B. & L. Wehrli)
Alex L. – Excerpt from Gymnopedie #1 – Erik Satie (Arr. by B. & L. Wehrli) 
Aeriel S. – Spring Colors – Barry & Linda Wehrli
Donnell C. – Russian Folk Song – Ludwig van Beethoven (Published by Kjos West)
Leon H. – Sonatina, Opus 36, #1 – Muzio Clementi (Pub. by Kjos West)
Donnell C. – Minuet in G, #1 – Johann Sebastian Bach (Pub. by Kjos West)
Leon H. – Stylistic Etude #6 – John Novello (Pub. by Hal Leonard)
Wes M. – Iā€™m Still Standing – Elton John & Bernie Taupin (Pub. by Hal Leonard)
Student videos from this and prior concerts can be found on the Wehrli Publications Student Concerts YouTube Playlist.
Following the student portion of the concert, Barry premiered his Dedication #3, a solo piano piece composed to commemorate the 25th wedding anniversary to his beautiful wife and fellow piano teacher, Linda Wehrli.  She was there to capture the moment in her heart and on video! 
After the concert, students, their families and guests enjoyed delicious gourmet foods by Chef Roger Balladares of Savory Roads Catering, along with additional food generously donated by families.  Thank you all!

And special thanks to Barry’s wife, Linda Wehrli, for her help with video, photography, set up and tear down, and Hollywood Piano owner Glenn Treibitz and manager Ric Overton for providing their great recital hall. Everyone had a great time and next year will be even bigger!

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