Chamber musicians to inspire youth of Grand Bahama

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January 21, 2012

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society presents their first event of 2012 and their 4th annual chamber music concert with a TrioCollage to be held in Grand Bahama tonight, Saturday, January 21, at 8 p.m. at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club on Midshipman Drive. Guests can expect to hear music from Tannis Gibson, pianist; Janna Lower, violinist; Mark Tanner, cellist and guest flutist, Judith Pearce.

 The concert will not only feature some extremely talented musical artists, but while the group of four are on island for the weekend, they will also give of their time to inspire music students from various schools. Returning pianist, Tannis Gibson said, "We are all looking forward to the upcoming school concerts where we will bring some of the finest chamber musicians into the school setting. We intend to bring the students close enough to the music-making so as to feel the direct impact of this wonderful classical music.

Our informal concert will encourage interaction and active listening, and we plan to have fun and hope the students and teachers do as well." Two school sessions for primary students (grades 4 through 6) and middle school students (grades 7 through 9) will take place at the Bishop Michael Eldon School Auditorium on Friday, January 20. Students will be treated to a free concert by these world class musicians. Information and details have been delivered to primary and middle schools on the island, but more information can be obtained by calling Gloria McGlone at 727-9198 or 373-2887. "Is there a better way to spend January than in The Bahamas rehearsing and performing chamber music with friends? Well, yes, I'm planning to spend an afternoon at the beach! I also have the added benefit of seeing my sister, so all in all, I'm very excited to come back," said Gibson.

 Recently the GBPAS also announced that their new baby grand piano has found a new home at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club's 'Club House'. "We are pleased and so grateful to the Yacht Club for a most suitable home for our baby grand," said Dalia Feldman, president and founder of GBPAS.  "The venue is also a wonderful place to hold a concert, and we hope members of the community will come out and enjoy the evening while supporting students of the arts." "We also wish to thank our members and sponsors who make what we do possible. The list is long, but our gratitude is never-ending.

 Special thanks must be given to Karen Clarke and John Gehr of Thayer's Natural Remedies, who have once again joined us as Platinum Sponsors for 2012. And of course, our corporate sponsors who donate their invaluable services for our cause: Pelican Bay Hotel, The Bahamas Weekly, Keen i Media and Mackey Media." Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets are on sale at The Seventeen Shop, Antoni's Pizzeria and The Art of Giving.

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society was created to bring professional artists and performers from around the world to audiences in Grand Bahama. Drawing from Bahamian and international talent, a number of performances are planned throughout the year. Proceeds are used for the advancement of Grand Bahama students of the performing arts. If you join the society, in addition to contributing directly to this success, membership entitles you to advance notice of events, special members only events, as well as discounts at participating GBI restaurants. Persons can become a fan of the society on Facebook or contact the GBPAS for membership details at gbperform@gmail.com .

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News date : 01/21/2012    Category : Culture, Nassau Guardian Stories

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