This week Dr. Tobin explores this humorous Book II Prelude, inspired by the American Clown Ed La Vine and his performance at the Marigny Theatre on the Avenue Champs Elysees!
Everyone at Adam’s Music House is alive and healthy and moving forward with our outreach! We will have an announcement about our latest fellowship recipient soon but in the meantime….
We started a weekly, online concert series Wednesday’s at 6PM. Musicians and singers can perform from anywhere and people can listen from their homes or other safe location! We will post the Zoom address every week, we have had 3 concerts so far and will have a cellist next week, details TBA.
Adam’s Music House was thrilled to host the first concert of the Austin Chamber Music Ensemble’s 2019-2020 season!
Many thanks to Marti Ahern for arranging and inviting Dr. Tobin, Artistic Director at Adam’s, to play a solo recital and a lovely 4-hand piece by Clara Schumann with Marti Ahern!
We had a full house as Dr. Tobin played the late Mozart Sonata K. 570,. Estampes by Claude Debussy, the Chopin bb minor Scherzo, and a short piece Opus 15 by Clara Schumann. This concert was in honor of Chopin and Clara Schumann’s birthdays and the performers made connections among them.
Thanks for all who attended! Our next event is a master class Saturday November 16th from 2-5 with Brian Marks, Chair of the Piano Department at Baylor University.
This week we’re posting our final video from Enrique Rangel’s December performance of Forgotten Melodies. Listen to Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38: No. 7: Danza silvestra & No. 8. Alla Reminiscenza above.
Check out our YouTube channel for Enrique’s lecture & previous videos from this series:
Adam’s Music House is pleased to announce the second annual Adam’s Music House Piano Fellowship, September 2019-Early December 2019.
Auditions to be held during April 2019
Complete an interview/audition at Adam’s Music House Prepare two substantial works of contrasting style and musical period.
Examples include a Sonata by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, a larger work like a Chopin Scherzo or Ballade, a set of Rachmaninoff Preludes, works by Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, Schumann, Brahms, a multi-movement work by Bach.
1-Prepare a 30 minute recital of pieces by Max Reger and a 30 minute lecture discussing the pieces chosen. Music will be chosen from the collection at Adam’s Music House.
2-The presentation of both will be in early December at Adam’s Music House, 6007 Belfast, Austin TX. 78723. (www.adamsmusichouse.org)
3-Appear at a reception in mid-September, perform a short program of two contrasting works, discuss plans for the recital and lecture.
4-During September, October, and November attend 2 sessions per month with pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin (www.anthonytobin.net) to work on pieces and the lecture.
This is to ensure that progress is made toward the recital and lecture and to help make the process one of discovery and thoughtful consideration.
Advanced students from high school through adults.
We especially encourage advanced high school students and serious adults.
Ability to self-motivate to prepare a 30 minute program and 30 minute lecture that illuminates the music and composer for a general audience with some knowledge of classical music.
Desire to work with the music and space at Adam’s Music House.
Desire and ability to meet with the public to describe the work done for the Adam’s Music House Fellowship.
$3000 stipend, $1500 to be paid in September 2019 and $1500 upon completion of the lecture recital in December 2019.
Ability to work with the musical collection and pianos at Adam’s Music House.
Guidance and suggestions from pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin and the Adam’s Music House community.
The first fellowship recipient, Enrique Rangel, performed Mednter’s Opus 38.
Listen to his performance of the Sonata from that set:
To learn more about Adams Music House visit: https://adamsmusichouse.org/
To hear the December 2018 KMFA Radio interview with Joe Bratcher and Dr. Anthony Tobin visit: