Junior Music Recital Friday

Arik, a pianist from Maui, will be playing one of his own compositions this Friday

By Marcia E. Gawecki

It’s the season for junior and senior music recitals at Idyllwild Arts. Starting this Friday, April 8, until early June, there will likely be one or two music recitals each week.

The Junior Music Recital held this Friday night features two pianists and a bass player. Arik and Josephine will play their favorite selections for 30 minutes each, making it an hour show.

Arik, a pianist from Maui, will be playing some of his favorite selections from Liszt.

He also will be playing “Cain’s Lament,” his own composition, that he created with childhood friend and creative writer, Whitney.

It was showcased with three other original music compositions at Idyllwild Arts Day in L.A. on May 12. Samuel, a classical voice major, will be singing Whitney’s words, while Arik will perform his composition on piano.

Arik, one of four honor students in the music composition class, enjoys writing piano music as well as playing.

“‘Cain’s Lament’ is a bit melancholy, but that’s what the poem called for,” Arik said.

Josephine, or “Jo,” from Korea, plays the bass, one of the largest instruments in the student orchestra. Often relegated to the sidelines because of their size, Jo’s bass music will be “front and center” during this junior music recital.

The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 8, at Stephens Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (951) 659-2171 or visit www.idyllwildarts.org.

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Published on: Apr 5, 2011 @ 10:45

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