The 2013 Concert was held at Alabama School of Arts Dorothy Day Jemison Concert Hall.
It was much larger than Virginia Samford Theater. We were impressed with the sheer magnificence of the space, the large green rooms, the grand piano, the technical staff, and general elegance of the space!
Section I of our program began with the upper class performing Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and a Beethoven Ode To Joy arrangement.
Section II featured upper class Soloists:
Sonata in g minor by Ludvig van Beethoven performed by Caroline Karson on the grand piano
Trott’s Giovial, op.5, no. 1 performed by Ashlin Duncan, violin
Brahm’s Hungarian Dance no. 5 performed by Kate Karson, violin
Ave Maria by Schubert, performed by John Bailey
Fiocco Allegro, (Book VI) performed by Grace Kyle
W. A. Mozart’s Minuet (Book VII) performed by Emma Claire Jones
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring performed by Paige Goldschmidt
Gigue from Sonata in D minor by Veracini, performed by Karey Reynolds
Section III featured more piano students
Beethoven’s Fur Elise performed by Ashlin Duncan
The Shogun’s Sword performed by Jordan de los Santos
And finally a poignant rendition of Nora Jones,’ Come Away With Me, sung and performed by Frances Kyle
Section IV featured the Birmingham Suzuki Violinists performing American and Irish fiddle favorites.
Swallow Tail/Road to Lisdoonvarna
The Ash Grove
Section V The Suzuki Playdown
From Martini Gavotte to Twinkle Variations,
Our finale, a rousing version of “Orange Blossum Special” featuring LaDonna’s wild improvisations!
The Reception in the Lobby