Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 6: Master Classes, Outreach, Rehearsals, and Feghali Recital

Tuesday began at several locations, with Joel Harrison at the Steinway Gallery for a master class with non-competitors, and at the Wilson Center with Andrews Sill and semifinalists working on their concerto. All met in Brookfield at the beautiful mansion of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, who provided a delicious dinner and social hour.

Competitors then went off to various assisted living homes and performed and spoke about their music for the audience. In the afternoon, professionals gave a panel discussion on building a career as a musician in the industry. Shorty after, non-competitors from Mr. McDonald's Sunday master class gave a recital at the Wilson Center.

In the evening, Mr. Jose Feghali gave a refreshing and enriching concert which included works by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy. It was not the thrilling difficulty of the music that made it special, but the sensitivity, the layers of melody, subtle nuance, and insightful playing that left the audience speechless for long periods of time after each piece.

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