UWF Department of Music hosts All-Steinway piano concert

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us pharmacy viagra The University of West Florida Department of Music hosted the 12th Annual All-Steinway School Celebration piano concert in honor of Warren and Helen Wentworth on Saturday evening.

generic viagra uk Approximately 200 people attend the 12th Annual All-Steinway School Celebration piano concert. (Photo by Andre Harrell)

http://edgplancollection.com/?x=33-drugs-com-viagra-alternative Captivating an audience of around 200 attendees, nine solo pianists — both dual- and currently-enrolled UWF students — graced the Music Hall stage to open up for the featured soloist Matthew Wood, performing an array of classics such as “Un Sospiro” from Three Concert Etudes, “Apres une lecture du Dante” and “Fantasia Quasi Sonata.”

source link Astonished by the performances of young, yet passionate musicians, family members, faculty and friends preceded each performance with an applause that filled the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Music Hall and gave a sense of satisfaction to each pianist. While each student entertained audience members with excellent performances, anticipation for the soloist of the night, Matthew Wood, was at an all-time high, and intermission couldn’t end quick enough.

http://buy-generic-clomid.com Entering from the left side of the stage, Wood walked before an audience filled with applause and smiles awaiting his solo performance of “Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, S. 514.” Following the concert, Wood gave insight on the amount of time it took him to prepare for Saturday’s concert.

“This piece that I learned, I started working on it in October,” Wood, a UWF alumni student, said. “And my teacher was actually on sabbatical, so I only had one lesson with him. I was a little scared of this one, it’s a big piece to learn by yourself.”

UWF alumni student Matthew Wood performs “Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, S. 514” at Saturday’s All-Steinway School Concert. (Photo by Andre Harrell)

Judging by his confidence and electrifying performance, it’s hard to believe a soloist of his caliber would experience any kind of nerves. Ending his solo with a standing ovation, Wood quickly credited those who’ve helped him along the way.

“It is always an honor to return home to the University of West Florida,” Wood said. “I’m so grateful for Dr. Salanki. Her training along with this great music department has saved my life, and helped prepare me for my musical career in so many ways”.

Being that this is the 12th Annual All-Steinway School Celebration Concert, Wood wasn’t the only with a heart of gratitude for the program.

“This concert is something to look forward to because it’s quite formal,” Daniel Thomas, a UWF junior and piano soloist who performed “Apres une lecture du Dante,” said. “It’s a good goal to have, it makes me want to do my best, and I’ll be looking forward to next year”.

When asked how he felt knowing next year would be his last time participating in this event, without hesitation, Thomas said, “Right now, I feel fine because I have one more year. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a bit nostalgic next year.”

The loud applause that radiated from the Music Hall walls and smiles that could light up University Parkway, is enough to prove that the concert is more than an event, it is an experience cherished by many at UWF.