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People need people…
There are many reasons to have a party; many reasons to be thankful. A special event provides a time and a place for guests to interact. Holidays and special occasions are anticipated as opportunities to get together. People need people, and bringing people together is well worth the effort of throwing a party or even a concert.
Artists are people who enjoy performing for people.
Much like race horses who love to run, artists need to exercise their creative muscles and perform.
Over the years of performing for events throughout Southern California Sheila and I have worked with many very talented artists. It’s hardly “work.” In bringing artists and people together and creating events, we have observed that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and the effect created is huge!
On June 28, 2020 Sheila and I decided it was high time to perform again so we made arrangements to throw a concert on our front lawn and invite the neighborhood. At this event everyone had fun and conducted themselves responsibly maintaining a safe environment and no one got sick.
See: Elegant Music Summer Concert June 28, 2020.
The above event demonstrated that good things happen when artists get together. So, I thought…
let’s do it again!
On the success of this summer event I made arrangements for another outdoor concert, this time at Faith Lutheran Church in Tujunga on Sunday September 20, 2020.
I can go on and on about this event. Please see the program of what we played shown below; more will be revealed in future posts.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795
Host of Wedding and Event Podcast
PS: Please enjoy the above video. Here is the program of what we played:
Neighborhood Musical Gathering
Sunday September 20, 2020
Faith Lutheran Church 7749 Apperson St, Tujunga, CA 91042
Sheila Zimmermann, Flute – Sarah Biagini, Violin – Cathy Biagini, Cello – Eric Zimmermann, Piano – Brad Dutz, Percussion – Oscar Rospode, Accordion – Sisu Raiken, Soprano – Artur Hakobyan, Tenor
Somewhere/Tonight from West Side Story
Reflection from Disney’s Mulan
Matthew Wilder and David Zippel
Alex North and Hy Zaret
Game of Thrones Main Theme
Something Sacred #1 (Hymns I like):
Faith & Truth & Life Bestowing
What Wondrous Love
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
O Blessed Spring
Let Me Be Thine Forever
Zequinha de Abreu
Six Feet Away
Habanera from Carmen
Georges Bizet, Sisu Raiken
Traditional Armenian Song, Artur Hakobyan
Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Cory Hart, Toney Renis (Sisu & Artur)
Encore – Con Te Partiro
Francisco Sartori, Frank Peterson, Lucio Quarantotto (Sisu & Artur)
There will be more video from this concert in up coming posts :-)