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MCS hosting fall concert Friday

| September 22, 2022 1:00 AM

Music is in the air this fall!

With the launch of Conservatory Concert Series, newly redesigned Little Carnegie Concert Hall at Music Conservatory of Sandpoint is poised to share exquisite music with music lovers and our community for years to come. Comprising eight performances annually, the series showcases the highest caliber in classical performance by MCS faculty and guest artists.

The inaugural Conservatory Concert Series event, “20th Century French Bijoux for Flute and Piano,” takes place on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., with Gosia Dauksza and Matthew Goodrich on flute and piano, respectively. In this program, these powerhouse musicians take on some of the most virtuosic and distinctive music composed for these two instruments together. According to Dauksza, the audience will enjoy “a satisfying musical bouquet of innovative and attractive works featuring dazzling cascades, luscious harmonies, and the essence of impressionism and café music, all served up with trademark French gentility.”

“An Evening in the Gardens of Spain” continues the series on Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m., presenting Matthew Goodrich with special guest pianist Melody Puller in a dazzling selection of Spanish piano music. The program, highlighting Spain’s golden age of piano music at the turn of the twentieth century—with a few surprises along the way — displays the technical wizardry, vivid colors and rhythms, and traditional dances woven into this delightful music. Following his university doctoral research, Goodrich has performed French and Spanish piano repertoire over the past decade throughout the United States. Not to be missed!

Both concerts feature intimate, cabaret-style seating, with a curated selection of French and Spanish wines available for purchase. Seating is limited to 70 seats, and advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are available online at sandpointconservatory.org/events or may be reserved during business hours at the MCS Office.

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