On February 25, 2012, The Phoenix Music Teachers Association held it’s 60th Annual PMTA Piano Ensemble Concert, the longest run Ensemble event of its kind. The first concert was held on May 7, 1953 featuring 204 students playing on 21 piano’s. This year our concert featured over 400 performers representing various levels of music study and performance experience. In one of the pieces performed, Souvenir de Porto Rico, the Judd family covering 3 generations, played together. Members of this family has been performing in the PMTA Ensemble for almost 40 of the 60 years of the PMTA Ensemble! What a fun experience for them to be able to perform all together. Not all of them lived in the same state so thanks to technology they practiced together online until they could get together for the final rehearsal and performance.
I know there are several teachers who like to hear about good duets for their Ensembles, whether in the studio or for a big concert so I thought I would list our pieces for this year.
Fanfare Celebration by Robert D. Vandall
Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber arranged by Marion Verhaalen
Stormy Sea by Melody Bober
Hoedown at Cripple Creek by Kevin Olson
Le Bal from Jeax d’enfants by George Bizet
Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen arranged by Dan Coates
Parade of Toy Soldiers by Leon Jessel
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel arranged by Kevin Olson
Souvenir de Porto Rico by Louis Moreau Gottschalk arranged by Amanda Christensen
Brother Come and Dance with Me by Engelbert Humperdink arranged by Mary Elizabeth Clark
Sneaky Fox Boogie by Emilie Linn
Perpetual Commotion by Kevin Olson
Let There Be Peace on Earth by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson arranged by Carol Klose
Feed the Birds by Richard and Robert Sherman
Festival Tocatta by Robert D. Vandall
Hungarian Dance, No 2 in d minor by Johannes Brahms
All Star Marching Band by Judy East Wells
My Bold Argentina by Kevin Costley
Ship Ahoy by Kathy Holmes
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues arranged by Jason Sifford
I thought I would share some pictures… Enjoy.