THE MELODY November 2020
Dear Coral Gables Music Club Members:
I hope that you all are healthy and doing well. Please have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving. I am grateful to be enjoying good health and have many of you as my friends. I look forward to when we can meet together in person. May we all enjoy the gifts of health, happiness, friends, family and the power of music in our lives!
Margaret Seroppian, our Financial Secretary and Acting Treasurer, has been busy all through the pandemic taking care of membership and gifts and generally “keeping the club together”! We have 71 members this year! Thank you, Margaret!
Angelica Sganga, our Artistic Director and Scholarship Chair, has organized our December Musicale. It will be Virtual and will take place on Friday, December 4 at 7pm, a Concert honoring the Coral Gables Music Club. Nancy and Daniel Luzko, both with a Doctorate in Music, will present a showcase of their current creative musical work as well as piano performances including their compositions: Ballet “Madame Lynch,” Opera “Rendez vous avec Chopin” and “Symphony n.1.” This year has been a productive year for them including a virtual conference at the University of Ireland, in Dublin. In July 2019 they were commissioned to write a full opera with historical background. They will perform piano reductions of portions of the ballet and opera and explain their inspiration and process on working together: Nancy in Miami, Florida and Daniel in Orange County, California. Daniel will also present his Symphony n. 1, a work he composed as a sabbatical project from his music teaching job at Irvine Valley College in California. Enjoy this unique experience with recently composed music. They are siblings and are from Paraguay where they are extremely famous.
The “YouTube” link will be provided prior to the concert via email to all members and will be posted on our website and on our Facebook Page. Once you click on it, you will be directed to the right place. Otherwise, you can type ‘Coral Gables Music Club’ on YouTube and you will be directed to our page there as well.
Scholarship Students: This year, we are supporting 13. Some of you may be pleased to know that our former scholarship student, Esther Chae has received admission into Juilliard School of Music and Ian Munoz, last year’s graduating Senior scholarship student is in his first year at Juilliard!
Jr. Music Club: Max Swietelsky is our new Jr Club President and Natacha Gamby is the Vice President. They are working together to organize 3 live zoom recitals for the Members in order to keep up their performance level! I am attaching the flyer so you can Save the Dates!
Warm Regards to All,
The Coral Gables Music Club Is a social club for music lovers throughout Miami-Dade County.
During the season the club presents monthly programs of high caliber with socializing and refreshments for all.
The club also supports musically talented young artists with scholarships.
Each year qualified music students compete for scholarships Any music student living in Miami-Dade County or who studies Music in Miami-Dade Country who has not yet graduated from High School is eligible to audition for the Coral Gables Music Club Scholarship Committee. Funds for these scholarships are raised through the club’s fundraising events and from donations, bequests and legacies.
The club, founded in 1939 usually meets on the third Tuesday morning every month at 11:00 a.m. from October through May.