This year Christmas is different for many of us. But one thing is the same and that is the enjoyment of music.
So, during the week of Christmas this year have shared music performed by some of our great artists and faculty members from the historic Arts Club of Washington.
We started with M4Arts artists Tracy Cox (soprano) and Thomas Pandolfi (piano) performing the iconic song ‘O Holy Night’, a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens"(Midnight, Christians) by poet Placide Cappeau (source: Wikipedia).
You can see the performance in the YouTube video below.
On the third day of the week M4Arts artist and virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi performed his own transcription of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ on a Steinway & Sons piano at the Arts Club of Washington.
In his pyrotechnical and breathtaking performance you can hear the influence of music by Gerswhin, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and many more.
And finally we had the pleasure of having again M4Arts artist Tracy Cox singing ‘Silent Night’, accompanied by Thomas Pandolfi.
Silent Night is a popular Christmas carol composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber in Austria.
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas music and we wish you all wonderful holidays.
About Tracy Cox
Tracy Cox, a Dallas native, has been hailed by the Washington Post as an “impressive” soprano, LA Weekly has written of her as a “force of nature”, and Arts in LA described her voice as, “opulent, dramatic, and expressive, with a golden sheen that is nothing short of breathtaking”.
To learn more about Tracy Cox click here.
About Elizebeth Barnes
Mezzo-Soprano Elizebeth Barnes, praised for “singing and acting with assurance, liveliness and wit,” is a third generation opera singer and teacher following in the footsteps of her paternal grandmother, and mother. Ms. Barnes is now be based in the Washington DC area after teaching Voice and Piano in Atlanta, Georgia.
To discover more about Elizebeth Barnes click here.
About Thomas Pandolfi
Thomas Pandolfi is one of the leading pianists of our time, hailed a “phenomenon.” He began his career early on while at The Juilliard School (BM & MM) where the young prodigy caught the influential ear of Vladimir Horowitz, who would become his mentor, and legendary composer, Morton Gould. Since then he has been an audience favorite, selling out the world’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Strathmore, The Kennedy Center, Kiev Opera House, Bucharest’s Romanian Athenaeum, London’s Cadogan Hall, and many others.
To find out more about Thomas Pandolfi visit his bio here.
To discover our wonderful artists please visit www.m4arts.org/roster.
About the Arts Club of Washington
Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.
To learn more about the Arts Club of Washington please visit their website here.