March 2020
A Message from Our President
Nothing quite warms the heart or fills the soul as does WMC's annual Winners Recital, held on March 1. In all my nearly fifty years of attending this event, I can safely say the performances on this program were among the highest levels I've ever heard. It was a great joy to welcome in the audience some family members of named scholarships: Mackey and Nancy Tilman, Victoria Blackford, and Anne Hindman with her daughter, Laura D'Onofrio.

At the recital I announced that next year's event will be held at The Center at Belvedere, featuring our beautiful brand new piano. The Center's Grand Opening will take place on April 18, 2020, which I encourage you to attend. For information on the different events scheduled between 10am - 3pm that day, click here and consider adding The Center at Belvedere to your bookmarked websites.

---Corky Sablinsky, President
Hurry!! Piano Fund Deadline Fast Approaching!

March 15 is just around the corner! Haven't yet made a contribution? Please do so at your earliest possible convenience. REMEMBER, A GIFT OF ANY SIZE IS WELCOMED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED! It's a way to honor Corky and also a way to honor the talented young people who were winners in the club's annual competition. If you attended the Winners Recital this past Sunday, you will know exactly what is meant by this statement.

The club is so very grateful to those who have already made gifts and joined the GRAND plan. You have helped make great strides towards our fund-raising goal of $52,000, but we still have further to go.

Contributions may be made by check to The Wednesday Music Club, PO Box 7642, Charlottesville 22906 or online ( click here ). If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Pat Davis ( click here to email or 434-242-6261) .

---Pat Davis
WMC Piano Sale
Appraised at $12,000, this beloved Baldwin has been well-maintained: pins are tight in pinblock and soundboard, bridges, and action are all in good condition. Click here for additional purchase information, and please pass the advertisement along to anyone looking for a beautiful piano.
The 2020 WMC Winners Recital Report

"Amazing!" "Outstanding performances!" "So highly skilled!"

These and other compliments were overheard on Sunday afternoon, March 1, following a very successful recital performed by the winners of this year's WMC Competition. The audience included proud parents and family members, teachers, friends, and WMC members. Winners in the Junior and Senior Camp Scholarship categories as well as in the High School and Senior categories delighted the audience with their varied musical selections from classical to contemporary pieces. Ages of these talented musicians ranged from 10 to 17. Pianist Peter Chung won both in the Senior Camp and Composition categories. Instruments this year included piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and harp. Following the recital, the winners and audience members enjoyed a reception of sweets and savories provided by WMC members.

The photo below was taken before the performance. A complete list of Competition winners and their scholarships are listed on the WMC website . Team lead Mary Vee Connell, Chair of the Competition Committee, ensured a smooth-running performance, supported by Committee members Michele Carrigan, Anna Farrell, Dorrit Green, Cheryl Lewis, Rosalyn Preston, and Susan Thomas.

---Susan Thomas, Competition Committee
Photo courtesy of Miriam Carratt
Free Symphony Tickets for CSO Spring Concert!

Bring a dues-paying new or lapsed member/couple into the Wednesday Music Club and receive a voucher for a pair of free tickets to a Sunday afternoon Charlottesville Symphony concert of your choice. You may use the voucher yourself, share it with your new member, or give the voucher to a friend. We are grateful to Janet Kaltenbach and the staff at CSO for providing the ticket vouchers as another way for our two organizations to collaborate.

Contact Anitra Archer ( click here to email or 434-973-9921) for more information. Sunday concerts this spring are March 22 and April 26, 3:30, at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. For programming information on the Symphony's spring concerts, click here to access the Symphony's website.

This offer is retroactive to January 1, 2020.
WMC Launches the Alma Huesing Summer Piano Camp
Some wild excitement is planned for this summer as we launch (2nd time's the charm) the Inaugural Alma Huesing Piano Camp. All Intermediate to Advanced level students, ages 10-13, are invited to apply. The lucky 12 who get in will be treated to outstanding hands-on lessons with Lise Keiter (Mary Baldwin College) and John Mayhood (UVA), fun and games involving theory, composing their own music, and other related activities. For pianists who do most of their work alone, this will be a fun time to network with other pianists. It will take place every morning, 8am - noon during the week of July 13th. If you have students, grandchildren, neighbors or know of anyone who might be interested, please pass the word. See or email Barbara Moore for a brochure or go to the WMC website for more information.
WMC April Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
10 - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Program

Treasures for Oboe and Piano
James Prodan, oboe
Carol Prodan, piano
Announcements of Upcoming Area Events

The Oratorio Society of Virginia
Cl ick here for additional event information and to purchase tickets
Early Music Access Project
The Jefferson Project: String Playing in Jefferson's Virginia
Sunday, March 29 at 4pm
Jefferson Library at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Free admission/reservations recommended - click here for additional information
MISSION

The Wednesday Music Club promotes and expands quality musical and educational opportunities for its members, for teachers, for music lovers, and for the youth of Central Virginia through regular performances, competitions, shared group experiences, and financial support.
VISION

The Wednesday Music Club will foster and sustain a vibrant music climate throughout Central Virginia, especially among young people.
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Newsletter Editor - Ann Etchison