Inaugural Spring City concert thrills audience

Four musicians performed a thrilling concert during the inaugural concert in the ballroom of the Spring City Community Center. The performers (left to right) were violinist, Rosie Bond, and pianists, Joshua Frischknecht, David Cottam and Rylee McKay.

SPRING CITY-- An enthusiastic crowd responded warmly to four accomplished musicians who performed the inaugural concert with the new Yamaha grand piano in the Spring City Community Center ballroom on Dec. 7.

David Cottam, a sophomore at Wasatch Academy, thrilled the audience with Albeniz’s highly rhythmic “Prelude to the Songs of Spain.”

Rylee McKay followed with Beethoven’s stately “Sonata in D,” again with an appreciative response from the audience.

Joshua Frischknecht, a senior piano performance major at Snow College, played half the concert himself, presenting a very thoughtful rendition of Beethoven’s “Pathetique Sonata.” His performance of “Fantasy Impromptu”, by Chopin, was hauntingly beautiful.

Frischknecht also favored the audience with an arrangement of his own based on Chopin’s “Waltz in A Minor” entitled, “Waltz Me to the Moon.”

The evening ended with Frischknecht accompanying violinist Rosie Bond in a beautiful performance of Mendelssohn’s famous “Concerto in E Minor.”

The Spring City Concert Committee appreciates Spring City, the surrounding communities, season ticket holders, attendees, the Bastian Foundation and the law firm, Durham, Jones and Pinegar for their generous support in making the concert a true success and in keeping the arts strong in Spring City.

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