October Update!

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Saturday October 20th 9 students traveled to Austin from Laredo, 7 played before and after dinner at Cenote. We had a wonderful time and they invited Dr. Anthony Tobin to play, give a class, and show his film at TAMIU in Laredo next spring. Thanks for making the trip to Austin! Next Saturday, October 27th at 2PM, Dr. Bradley Bolen of Baylor University will give a master class, we are looking forward!

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Sophia Gilmson gave a wonderful lecture-demonstration of Bach and Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues Saturday October 13th at 2PM. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and talent with us!

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Saturday’s September 29th class with Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo was enjoyed by students and observers alike.  We are pleased Dr. Fritz imparted his knowledge and experience!

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Our first Adam’s Music House Fellowship winner, Enrique Rangel, is making progress. September 23rd he played the Opus 38 Medtner Sonata and greeted the public.

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Enrique Rangel Fellowship Winner~

Sunday September 24th Enrique Rangel played the Sonata Opus 38 by Medtner, the first part of his work on the complete Opus 38 which he will present December 20th.

Joe Bratcher presented him with a certificate and half his award. Enrique played really well, we are very pleased with his work and progress and look forward to the rest of his work.

September is almost over!

We are busy at Adam’s Music House!  Our first fellowship recipient, Enrique Rangel, will perform Medtner’s Opus 38 Sonata and meet the public at 4PM September 23rd.

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Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo will give a master class on Saturday September 29th from 2-4PM, 4 students will play works ranging from beginning to Clair de Lune of Debussy and the Funeral March of Chopin.

We are thrilled Professor Sophia Gilmson from UT Austin will perform a recital of Bach and Shostakovich Preludes Saturday October 13th at 2PM, free and open.

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Dr. Anthony Tobin, Artistic Director at Adam’s, will give an encore master class for students from TAMIU in Laredo October 20th from 2-4.

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Dr. Bradley Bolen from Baylor University will give a master class, already full, on Saturday October 27th from 2-4 PM. We are a looking forward to having him!

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Adam’s Music House Fellowship

We are pleased to announce Enrique Rangel as the first recipient of the Adam’s Music House Fellowship. Enrique, who will graduate from TAMIU in Laredo this Spring, is a student of Dr. Fritz Gechter at TAMIU and Kenneth Thompson of MACSA in San Antonio. For the Fellowship Enrique will learn a 30 minute program of music by Nikolai Medtner, prepare a 30 minute lecture, and present it at Adam’s Music House in December 2018. Dr. Anthony Tobin, Music Director of Adam’s Music House, will coach and direct Enrique in his study and preparation of the performance. In addition to access to the Adam’s Music House archive of scores and books, Enrique will receive $3000 on completion of the project. Thanks to all who auditioned and showed interest in our first fellowship, we will offer more exciting projects in the future!

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Sophia Gilmson Master Class

University of Texas Professor Sophia Gilmson gave a wonderful master class Saturday April 14th. Lettie, a high school student, played Claude Debussy’s Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum, a student of Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa played the Scriabin Fantasy, a student of Dr. Fritz Gechter and Kenneth Thompson played the Liszt transcription of the Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem, and a student of Artistic Director Dr. Anthony Tobin played the Scriabin Etude Opus 8#12.

Everyone enjoyed the insights and generosity which Gilmson offered during this intimate musical gathering. Many thanks to you Professor Gilmson!