Pianist Annemieke McLane Concert

Past event
Mar 3, 2024, 4 to 5 PM

When: Sunday, March 3rd at 4PM
Where: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT
Cost: Suggested Donation of $20/person, $5 for children to Benefit Malayaka House

Charlotte Congregational Church is excited to welcome pianist Annemieke McLane (see bio and program below) back to our sanctuary to perform a concert in our sanctuary to benefit our partner in Uganda, Malayaka House: https://malayakahouse.com/

She will play selections from her newly released (12/2023) collection titled, "Bach and My Bicycle". Annemieke writes: "I hope you will enjoy this concert for awareness of the power of love, thanks for helping hands, the little things that add up. Malayaka house stands for love, care, dreams…we need this more than ever in this world with so much loneliness due to many things. Give hope. Mother Teresa: "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

Please join us for a lovely afternoon of music, friendship and Malayaka House.

Program Overview:
· Etude opus 15 nr. 4 in A, S. Bortkiewicz (1877-1952)
· Waltz in g# minor, opus 39, No. 3, J. Brahms (1833- 1897)
· English Suite II in a, BWV 807 J.S. Bach (1685- 1750)
· Kinderszenen opus 15/ Scenes of a Childhood, R. Schumann (1810- 1856)
· Intermezzo opus 117, No. 1 in Eb, J. Brahms (1833- 1897) ("Try to sleep my child, don't cry")
· From Suite Bergamasque: Clair de Lune, C. Debussy (1862- 1918)
· "Home", O. Gjeilo (1978- )

Bio for Annemieke McLane:
Pianist Annemieke (Spoelstra) McLane was born in the Netherlands and received her Master degrees in piano pedagogy and piano performance (Uitvoerend Musicus/DMA here) at the conservatory in Zwolle with Rudy de Heus. After her Master's Degree she studied privately with Tan Crone in Amsterdam (who had studied with Rudolf Serkin and Nadia Boulanger.) Annemieke was finalist in Paris for the Lily and Nadia Boulanger competition. She had masterclasses with Rudolf Jansen, Elly Ameling, Miranda van Kralingen, Benjamin Rawitz, Roger Vignoles, Tan Crone, Peter Serkin, Noel Lee, Shmuel Magen. When she moved to Vermont, she worked as a piano teacher at her home studio and at St. Michael's College for 11 years, as well as a pianist for the SMC chorale under the direction of Prof. Dr. Nathaniel Lew; She was pianist for the VYO choruses under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jeff Buettner, pianist for the VCME, founding member of the Heliand Trio and she became a member of the Charlotte Congregational Church. When she met her husband Jeremiah McLane, she moved to Sharon VT. There she teaches in her studio. As a performer, she offers monthly concerts at the United Church of Strafford (where she was Music Director for almost 7 years), and performs solo and with music friends from all over the world. Recordings :"Toccare",2009 'Mesmerizing Schubert' (7 Days), 'Tan (Crone) would have been proud' (C. Andriessen); "Danse", 2012 with Jeremiah McLane "Virtuosity, with own arrangements for unconventional instrumentation, staying close to the sources." "Birds and Beethoven", 2016 "All of it is a gem" (J. Lowe) "Bach & My Bicycle", 2023 "Annemieke McLane is an unusual pianist with her singing romanticism. "Bach & My Bicycle" proves it works — beautifully." (J. Lowe)

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