Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rictor Noren & Ellen Deffner

Bruce provides us with yet another performance post, from Sunday, November 18, 2007. This was not a Saturday Club meeting, but the performance featured a former Club member:

Former Junior Saturday Club member, Rictor Noren, gave a recital for Georgetown's Music on the Divide series, on Sunday, 11/18/07. Rictor is a gifted and animated violin and viola soloist and is currently on the faculty at the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Mr. Noren was accompanied by the internationally lauded, Ellen Deffner, pianist.

Pieces performed were: Sonata for Viola and Piano, by Rebecca Clarke; Fantasy Pieces op. 73 bis, by Robert Schumann; Suite No. 1 1007, by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Suite Italienne, by Jiovanni Pergolesi/Igor Stravinsky.

Mr. Noren and Ms. Deffner received a standing ovation, for their gifts, to the audience, of skilled and evocative performances. They provided a peaceful and reflective encore, in the form of Ashokan Farewell, by Jay Unger.

During the intermission, and for the reception following the recital, tasty pastries, beverages, and hot entrees were provided by the women of the Music on the Divide Guild. Of course, I gave Rictor and Ellen applications, to become performing members of SSC.

- Bruce Hubbard

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