Southwest FL – January luncheon attendees were treated to a wide-ranging violin concert by Mia Laity and Jesse Munoz, both doctoral candidates in violin performance, Mia at Indiana University and Jesse at the University of Maryland.
The program featured a classical sonata, a salsa tune, and several classic hits. The program opened with Jean-Marie LeClair’s Sonata for Two Violins in A Major, Op 3 No 2. The piece allowed the violinists to showcase their virtuosity, while letting the audience know they were in for a special program.
They followed that with Edward Elgar’s Salut d’Amour (Love’s Greeting), which was probably the audience favorite, although every selection had its fans. Although classical musicians by trade, they devoted the rest of their program to popular tunes. Of particular interest was their rendition of It had to be You, written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn, first published in 1924.
The tune has been used in 15 movies and was the theme song in the movie When Harry Met Sally. Other selections included Tea for Two from No, No, Nanette, Salsa de La Luna and Scott Joplin’s Pineapple Rag. They closed with two George and Ira Gershwin tunes, The Man I Love and Fascinating Rhythm, the latter providing a fast- paced end to the program. The program provided something for everyone, and the audience enjoyed the opportunity to hear live music presented by two talented musicians.
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