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Southern Tier Music Teachers' Association presents annual Musicale 2/12, Binghamton
Stephen Stalker speaks with WSKG's Gregory Keeler
Southern Tier Music Teachers' Association presents annual Musicale 2/12, Binghamton
Online interview audio now available The Southern Tier Music Teachers Association presents
Musicale

an after dinner delight of musical flavors from around the world

Saturday, February 12, 7:30pm

Tri-Cities Opera Center
315 Clinton Street
Binghamton, NY 13903

website: www.stmta.org

This annual fundraiser helps the organisation sponsor student recitals, summer scholarships and the annual High School Music Competition. The performers are STMTA members and guests, and include some of the area's finest artist-teachers. The Musicale has become a winter highlight, as the performers get the opportunity to spread their wings, while the audience enjoys a varied program that truly has something for everyone.

It will be held at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton, on Saturday February 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students.

The panorama of music begins in Europe with Jeanne Sperber, Stephen Stalker and Pej Reitz playing an "An Invitation to the Dance" by Weber. Straight from Broadway, Tony Vallecco will sing a touching ballad by Kurt Weill. There is an exciting Clarinet Concerto featuring Joanne Peters and Barbara Garges. There is a mysteriously named piece called "La Pighetta" played by Barbara Kaufman, recorder, Paul Sweeny, guitar and Stephen Stalker, cello. They will also present a jazzy little number called "Ragged Robin" by the Australian composer, Benjamin Thorn. Hong Zhang will be singing some delightful and exotic Chinese folk songs. Kathleen Karlson and Mary Lou Muratori are offering two beautiful pieces for English Horn and piano. Lending to the colorful atmosphere of the evening, Chai-Kyou Mallinson will play parts of Schumann's "Carnival" for solo piano. And how about some jazz, with Donna Wood and friends presenting, "Twisted" by Annie Ross, plus a touching song the by great Brazilian song writer Antonio Carlos Jobim. The grand finale will be the Polonaise Brilliante for cello and piano by Chopin with Hakan Tayga-Hromek and Pej Reitz.