DANCING FINGERS 10TH ANNUAL PIANO RECITAL SLATED FOR THURSDAY
About 26 students from the Dancing Fingers piano studio will perform during the school’s 10th Annual Fall Classical Piano Recital on Thursday, October 17, at Calvary Temple AOG at Lepuapua, Leone.
The school’s Honorary Patrons of Arts, Governor Lolo and First Lady Cynthia Moliga, along with Lt. Governor and Mrs. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, are the special guests who will join the students’ families and friends to witness yet another live performance of musical prowess the school is known for in the community. Rev. Fred Mamea of the “Faitoto’a Matala Pea” church at Ottoville will offer the prayer for the program.
The recital is free and it starts at 6 p.m. Thursday’s piano recital marks the school’s 19th public performance.
One highlight of the evening will be a performance by the Strings of Psalms: A Children’s Violin Orchestra of the Calvary Temple AOG. The orchestra was launched three years ago after White Sunday. The same group will perform during the upcoming education summit. The orchestra will offer the prelude, which follows a rendition of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
As traditional, the recital’s first group of performers will be the beginners’ class. This year the school welcomes Baelin King of Tafuna; Amanainaina Epi Iliganoa Aumavae-Tauanu’u of Leone; Yu Chen Bai of Leone; James Pomele of Tafuna; and Fagalima Pomele of Tafuna. During the summer, the school picked up Posala Tupu Ioane as a preparatory student. Amazingly, he will perform Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” after two months of remediation.
Certificates of Participation from the University of Redlands School of Music will be given out to the four students who attended the summer piano camp. Except for Maria Toma who is off-island, Fred Mamea, Vera Wong-Mageo, and Liana Gurr will not only give their first post-Redlands performance, they will also present gifts to Governor Moliga and Lt. Governor Mauga and their families.
Piano teacher Poe Mageo wishes to thank Prof. Louanne Long, Artist in Residence, who is the Executive Director of the Piano Camp 2013, along with the faculty and staff, for the wonderful time they had during the summer. ‘My students and I have learned so much. Prof. Long and her staff were kind; they made sure we got something out of such experience and had fun at the same time. We were happy to have forged a mutual relationship and gained the respect for each other,’ said Mageo. On the same note, Mageo wishes to thank all the families and friends here and abroad who helped with their summer tour at Redlands.
Before First Lady Cynthia Moliga gives out a rose for each performer, the audience will enjoy a special presentation of a short film (DVD) entitled The Time of Our Lives, which was put together by a multi-media class at the piano camp. The film features an extensive interview of Mageo and his four students from American Samoa.
Source: Dancing Fingers media release
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