A Little Noon Music concert series

Do you need a peaceful getaway from the office?

Are you frazzled by errands or household chores? Take a noon-time break from life’s chaos and enjoy A Little Noon Music, a concert series of beautiful music.

Concerts start at 12:15 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave. Concerts are about 30–40 minutes long.

The first concert will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and feature violinist Brian Hanly, professor emeritus of violin and chamber orchestra at the University of Wyoming.

According to the event’s link at http://www.fumcgjiorg, “Hanly is a native of Perth, Australia, and has appeared as a soloist and in chamber music numerous times throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia.”

The bio notes that “Hanly has had particular success with the concerti of Bach, Mozart, Bruch and Prokofief.”

For his Grand Junction program, Hanly will perform Bach’s “Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G Minor,” Kreutzer’s “Marcia in Eb Major,” Biber’s “Passacaglia,” Mazas’s “Andante espressivo” and Bach’s “Partita No. 3 in E Major, Bourrée, Loure, Gavotte en rondeau.”

The concert series will continue on the following dates:

■ Oct. 10: Sean Flanigan, trombone, and Gisela Flanigan, piano.

■ Nov. 14, Martha Sanford-Heyns, organ

■ Dec. 12, Andrea Arese-Elias, piano.

■ Jan. 9, Peter Zollner, piano.

■ Feb. 13, Kathleen Ruhleder, mezzo-soprano, and Arthur Houle, piano.

■ March 13, Jane Kuenzel, flute, and Javier de los Santos, guitar.

■ April 10, Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir directed by Monte Atkinson.

■ May 8, Yeon-Ji Yun, cello.

For information, go to http://www.fumcgj.org. Click the Ministries page, then the “A Little Noon Music” tab. As the season advances, additional information will appear about the specific concerts and performers.


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