Ellen Schwindt, a composer and pianist, will share Music as Meditation, during this special event, the inaugural concert for the Kohler and Campbell Baby Grand Piano which is new to the Medallion Opera House.
Ellen began Music as Meditation as a way for her to share her newest music with listeners and to share a meditative spirit with attendees. The idea behind these concerts is to present music with its connection to human hearts and mind. Musical selections are presented in groups that flow into another, setting the stage for contemplation. Ellen intersperses familiar piano literature with many contemporary pieces and with her own improvisation. She frequently plays violin and viola as well. Come with open ears and a listening heart. You will not be disappointed.
For the July 9 concert, Ellen has programmed part of a Haydn Sonata, a Romance by Germaine Tailleferre, and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. She will share themes from Music for a Resonant Space, the double concerto for violin, piano, and strings—a piece she is planning to premiere later this summer. The July 9th concert is free of admission. Donations to support the creation of more music by Ellen will be gratefully accepted at the door.
The concert is being arranged and promoted by Music in the Great North Woods, a non-profit organization which helped in the procuring of the Kohler and Campbell piano.