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Dancing Fingers Spring Concert tomorrow evening

PETESA UTA — Dancing Fingers students and their families will finally get a chance not only to meet their new Honorary Patron of Arts, Governor Lolo and First Lady Cynthia Moliga, but also to stage their 9th Annual Spring Concert.


The concert will be on Thursday, April 25 at Calvary Temple AOG at Lepuapua, Leone.  The concert is free, open to the public and starts at 6:00 p.m. 


Among the invited guests are Lt. Governor and Mrs. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Rev. and Mrs. Patolo Mageo, Associate Judge and Mrs. Lyle Richmond, parents, families, and friends of the students.  Ten year-old Ronmaximus Tito of Vailoauta and vocalist Lynell Mareko of Leone and Taputimu will perform “Amazing Grace” before the opening prayer, which will be offered by Rev. Patolo Mageo of the CCCJS Pago Pago. 


According to Poe Mageo, founder of Dancing Fingers, the school reserves the highest regard to the sitting governor and first lady to become its Honorary Patron of Arts, an official ambassador who promises to promote and support the performing and fine arts.  The school’s first Honorary Patron of Arts were former Governor Togiola and First Lady Mary Ann Tulafono.


As the new principal patron for the school, Governor Lolo and First Lady Cynthia Moliga will attend two of the school’s public performances every year—the annual spring concert and the fall classical piano recital.  In addition, First Lady Cynthia Moliga will personally congratulate and present each performer with a bouquet of roses during the curtain call.


Island Flowers by Liana will provide the bouquets for the performers. 


Among the performers are Mei-Ling Aga, Mika Aga, Aitulagi Alofa, Georgina Alofa, Angela Chen, Victor Chen, Faleu Filemoni, Jared Fruean, Liana Gurr, Kristopher Jin, Kalista Koloi, Annie Kim, Sonny Lam,  Manu’atele Leo, Chiara Mamea, Fred Mamea, Malaea Estherlene McFall, Tufaina McFall, Punafofoa Mase, Anamnesis Muasau,


Ji-Hyun Oh, Arizona Sataua, Maria Toma, Olaivavega Tua’au, andVera Mageo-Wong.


Moreover, Mageo will officially announce five of his students who will attend a summer piano camp at the University of Redlands' School of Music in southern California. 


The program will feature some of the world’s most famous classical piano repertoire Dancing Fingers’ students are known to execute with poise and maturity: Mozart’s Sonata A minor K310 (first movement); Beethoven’s Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio in G major, Op. 129 (known as “Rage Over a Lost Penny, Vented in a Caprice”); C.B.E. Bach’s “Solfeggietto;” Debussy’s “The Girl with Flaxen Hair;” Schumann’s three short pieces, and many more.


Thursday’s concert marks the 18th public performance Dancing Fingers will have given for the community since October 2004. 


Source: Media release Dancing Fingers