Pianist, Spencer Holden filled the Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline with an audience of over 200 on August 29 for his solo recital featuring piano music from the 20th century, which he performed to a series of archival and deconstructed film clips. The program, titled simply "THE END" was actually the beginning of a wonderful and exciting career for this 22-year old musician and filmmaker. Holden's passion for both music and film was clear to the audience as he combined the two art forms to create an unforgettable musical experience. The program was in five segments: It opened with "The Seventh Seal," in which Holden used images of multiple nuclear explosions, while performing the serene and peaceful Trois Gymnopedies by French Impressionist composer, Erik Satie.
Nine-year-old pianist and Lake Arrowhead resident, Sydney Aaron performed on Sunday, March 21 at the Honors Festival in San Bernardino. She earned this award by receiving excellent marks on her performance at the Certificate of Merit evaluations in February, sponsored by the Music Teachers Association.
At the Honors Festival, Sydney performed a Prelude by J.S. Bach, which she also performed at her church for the composer’s birthday on March 21. She will perform the piece once more at the Southern California Bach Festival on April 11 and compete for a performance at the Bach Regional Festival.
NatalieNatalie Jungis 16 years old and has been studying piano with Noëlle Tinturin in LakeArrowhead since 1999. This performance of Claude Debussy’s “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” is from her solo piano recital in 2007, at the age of 14.
Natalie has performed in many festivals and competitions and is currently in the Advanced Level (Level 10) in the Music Teachers Association’s Certificate of Merit Program. She was a winner in the Cypress College Piano Competition in 2005. She has also performed at several Honor Festivals, branch competitions, and has played for several local fundraisers, including the Bruins Club annual fundraising event at the UCLA Conference Center in LakeArrowhead. In 2007, she won 2nd place in the Inland Empire Piano Festival sponsored by the Music Teachers Association.