Our First Virtual Recital, Spring 2020

We won’t let a little old pandemic stop us from having a recital!

For the Spring 2020 recital, all performances have been recorded at home by the students themselves. And for some of the younger students, many thanks go to their parents for the technical support.

We were originally scheduled to perform on two separate Sundays, April 26 and May 3, at The Courtyard at Mt Tabor. As a senior living and care facility, it was one of the first places to close to outside visitors when the Coronavirus was just arriving in the United States.

We are all in the midst of stay-at-home orders and keeping physical distance from others when away from home. Gatherings of any size are prohibited. Technology is our friend. And so is born the Virtual Recital.

A YouTube Playlist follows containing all the video recordings of the twelve performers. A photo gallery follows the playlist. I asked all the families to shoot some photos of their student either performing or just a casual photo enjoying themselves at home. After that, I list the program, in no particular order.

Performances by Twelve Students for the Virtual Spring 2020 Recital


Cora LclarinetOde To JoyLudwig Van Beethoven
Ryan Palto saxOde To JoyLudwig Van Beethoven
Elinor Sclarinet*Duet: AlouetteFrench-Canadian Folk Song
*Duet: Ode To JoyLudwig Van Beethoven
Annabelle Rtenor sax*Duet: My Funny ValentineRichard Rogers
Evelyn GclarinetLullabyJohannes Brahms
O CanadaLavallée, Routhier, Weir
Lily WclarinetHail The Conquering HeroGeorge Handel
Deborah HclarinetTrio: Farewell To The ForestFelix Mendelssohn
Alan Palto saxExcerpts from Operas: Luisa MillerGuiseppe Verdi
Lucia di LammermoorGaetano Donizetti
Der FörsterFriedrich von Flotow
Daniel Bclarinet*Duet: Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreEdward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
Caiden Salto saxLa Gazza Ladra excerptGioachino Rossini
Jenny GclarinetHornpipeGeorge Handel
My Favorite ThingsRichard Rogers
Julian Ltenor saxNow’s The TimeCharlie Parker

*I am playing the second duet part in duets marked with an asterisk, on the same instrument as the student. Deborah H is playing all three parts of the trio.