Monthly Meeting: October 2019
October 28, 2019
*9:00-10:30 Book Sale and Photo Shoots
Pre-Meeting Book Sale
Come early before the meeting to visit with other teachers, and browse through our book sale (9:00-10:30 a.m.). A portion of the proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund. Its a great time to clean out your book shelves.
You price, you sell, you take home.
If you’re planning to bring music, please e-mail “firstname.lastname@example.org” so we have enough tables out.
Pre-scheduled Professional Headshots
Call Dawn Johnson at (847) 278-6223 to reserve your time slot.
Deadline To Sign Up: October 21, one week prior the photo shoot. First come first serve on available time slots.
Photographer: Joel Miller, NSMTA Web-Developer.
Cost: $35.00 Cash or Check. Made out to NSMTA.
Refreshments will be served while you freshen up and visit with your colleagues. Joel does an excellent job of capturing your personality and will provide you with 6-8 photos that are yours to own. Adding a professional headshot to your personal Teacher Profile Page will increase your visibility, and help to promote our NSMTA website as the premier go-to for individuals seeking quality music instruction. This is a fabulous opportunity, and one offered at a greatly discounted price. Check the October issue of SCORE for professional suggestions of complimentary color choices and necklines.
*10:30-11:00 Business Meeting
*Note time changes for this month only
Dr. Michael Pecak
Rigorous Imagination: 18th Century Fantasies and Sonatas for Fortepiano
Rhetoric and oratory enveloped 18th-century thinking about musical composition and performance. Just as a speaker must move his audience through skilled declamation, so must a musician move his audience through affective playing. But whereas an orator would deliver an originally composed speech for a specific event, I — a 21st-century fortepianist — am performing works composed by others. Performative personae have fascinated me in 18th-century music. Who am I trying to be while performing: the inventive composer, a dutiful interpreter, characters who emerge from an imagined musical drama, or some combination of all of these? This program explores the role of the (re)creative artist through the lens of 18th-century music and aesthetics. Fantasies and sonatas by C. P. E. Bach, W. A. Mozart, and L. v. Beethoven will be performed on a replica of a 1795 Viennese fortepiano built by Chris Maene after Anton Walter. Audience members will be invited to try the instrument after the recital.
C. P. E. Bach
Fantasy in F Major, Wq 59/5
Sonata in E Minor, Wq 59/1
W. A. Mozart
Fantasy in C Minor, K. 475
Sonata in C Major, K. 330
i. Allegro moderato
ii. Andante cantabile
L. v. Beethoven
Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 no. 2 “Quasi una fantasia” [“Moonlight”]
i. Adagio sostenuto: