Friday, February 08, 2008

Heart Strings

The Adventure Club Cello Quartet (Naomi Levine, Irina Tikhonova, David Levine and Deborah Shuster) again provided us with a wonderful evening of music as part of the Chamber Music at The Playhouse series. The program Heart Strings, conceived and organized by Naomi Levine, had a general theme of love and romance through the ages.
We loved it all!
The first half the the program started with the overture to Mozart's The Impressario, then went on with Massenet'e Meditation from Thais, and included songs by Sullivan, Cole Porter, Lennon & McCartney, their version of Dueling Cellos, Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury by Byrd, and finally the Pizzicato Polka by Strauss.
Then, after some yummies provided by the ladies of The Theatre Arts Club of Detroit, they continued with the allegretto from Haydn's String Quartet Op. 76, #5, songs by Gade, Bach, Holland/Dozier/Holland, Puccini's Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme, the Creole Love Call by Ellington, Jenkins' Palladio. They finished with their arrangement of Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, which brought the audience to its collective feet.
This concert was a rousing success as Theatre Arts' fundraiser for the Eva Woodbridge Victor scholarship, with the current scholarship recipient (Cory Johnson), in attendance with her portfolio of accomplishments in Wayne State University theater.
Thank you to The Adventure Club Cello Quartet!