Super Saturday: Live at the Sherman Library! Donna Wissinger & Joy Myers: An American Tapestry (Ages 5 & up)
Donna Wissinger has been hailed as “a flutist of rare gifts” by the New York Times. Her acclaimed solo recitals include the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella as well as concert tours of Europe, the USA, and Asia. Donna attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Joy Myers had been a pianist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Lyric Opera Theater, Starlight Symphonette (where she was guest soloist several times), Amadeus Trio of Jacksonville, St. Augustine Continental Strings, and the Palm Court Society Orchestra. Myers plays the viola and the accordion professionally, and is also an accomplished percussionist.
In this multi-media musical concert, library patrons will hear live performances of pieces by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and other influential American composers. In addition to receiving an up-close, personal experience with classical music, children will learn the stories behind such famous songs as The Entertainer, Summertime, and Stars and Stripes Forever. They will also learn about American painters such as Winslow Homer.
Reviews for American Tapestry:
“This concert was fun for our whole family. We came back for the standing room only second show as well and loved it even more!” ~Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
“This was the best concert in 31 years!” ~Allied Community Concert Series, Osage, IA
This program is made possible by a gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.