Music teachers to present concert

Music teachers to present concertFrom left are music teachers Bradley Douglas, Ellie King, Glenda Blackshaw, Anna Schaad Montgomery, Debra Veit, Sylvia Hillesland, Melanie McDonald, Melanie Litton, Joanne Freeman, Amber Petersen, Fran Rogers and Gary Fry — Courtesy photo


The High Desert Music Teachers Association will present its annual concert Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Coso Gallery of the Maturango Museum.

The concert, entitled “Humor in Music,” will contain selections by PDQ Bach (Peter Schickle), Dr. Jan Bach, Bartok, Cary Blyton, Chopin, Debussy, Ricky Ian Gordon, Edward Harris, H. Kling, Ethelbert Nevin and W.A. Mozart.

“The fun is in the selecting, performing and listening to this music,” said a spokesperson.

Performing musicians are Glenda Blackshaw (piano), Clayton Burns (viola), Bradley Douglas (French horn), Catherine Douglas (piano), Joanne Freeman (flute), Gary Fry (clarinet), Sylvia Hillesland (oboe), David Hodgson (baritone), Ellie King (violin), Melanie Litton (piano), Melanie McDonald (piano), Amber Petersen (mezzo soprano), Fran Rogers (cello), Anna Schaad Montgomery (violin), Debra Veit (flute) and Kimmberley Washburn (clarinet).

HDMTA is an organization of private music teachers in the Indian Wells Valley that each year sponsors concerts and recitals, both solo and ensemble, throughout the year for members’ students.

This annual concert at the museum is for the teachers to perform for the community.

Organizers suggest getting tickets early since this concert usually sells out. Tickets ($20, $5 for children 12 and younger) are available in the museum store or online,

Story First Published: 2019-01-18