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St. Patrick’s presents classical pianist in concert

For those who have felt a deficit of live classical music in Pagosa Springs, your wait is over. 

Mark down Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on your calendar and plan to attend a classical piano lecture and concert by Dallas artist Tamy Christ. You will not want to miss this evening of beautiful music played in the most acoustically ideal setting in Pagosa Springs.

Tamy Christ is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where she studied with noted classical pianist Tong-il-Han, winner of the 1965 Levintritt Competition — a prestigious competition for classical pianists and violinists (Itzhak Perlman won the award the year before). During her high school years, she studied with Alfred Mouledous, pianist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and piano instructor at SMU.

Christ will give a lecture program titled “Passion, Pathos and Possession.” Her program will include a palate of luscious music that demonstrates her subject, including: Bach/Busoni Chorale Prelude in G minor on “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland,” Chopin’s “Nocturne in E minor” Opus 72 #1, Beethoven’s famous Adagio from the “Moonlight Sonata” Opus 27 #2, Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor Opus 48 #1, Debussy’s “Sarabande” and “Prelude.”

Tamy Christ has a passion for teaching students who share her desire to create beautiful music. She has a waiting list of students who want to study with her and she chooses only the most dedicated and serious of the bunch. Her students have won the most prestigious awards in the state in performance, music theory and composition.

“I am thrilled that Tamy has agreed to play a concert at St. Patrick’s,” says Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s. “She taught our son, Robert, from first through ninth grade until we moved to Pagosa Springs. She instilled in him a love of music and a desire to devote his life to performance. She is a wonderful artist and we are delighted that she will be here to share her gifts with us.”

The concert is a part of the classical concert series at St. Patrick’s and is open to the public with a request for a $10 donation at the door. Students and children will be admitted free.

St. Patrick’s is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. Call 731-5801 for more information.

This story was posted on March 20, 2014.