We thought it would be helpful to give you some information on what to do when you arrive at the Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Rd, Pelham, NY 10803) TOMORROW. The image above shows you what the PCC looks like from the outside.
Firstly, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your session is scheduled to start, and remember to dress appropriately for a formal recital, then…
Leave outer garments at our coat-check area
Come to the check in desk and see our wonderful treasurer Tom White. He will check your performer off the list, sell you any extra tickets you might need, and direct you to the photographer. Note: tickets are solely cash/check – we cannot take credit cards on the day.
Don’t forget to pick up a program!
Go to the photography area, where one of our volunteers will make sure your performer’s image is beautifully captured by Frank Ramunno.
When the photo has been taken, please exit the photography area and wait quietly in the lobby, so as not to disturb the session before your own.
Light snacks are available for purchase while you are waiting. (These should not be consumed during the recital.)
You will be invited to enter the recital space once the prior session has finished, and the room has cleared.
Find somewhere to sit, relax, and enjoy the performance! Note: the performers sit separately from the audience.
After the recital, your performer’s photograph will be framed and ready for you. Don’t forget to pick it up!
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
The Pelham Music Festival, founded in 2003, is an annual celebration of Pelham’s talented young musicians, giving them an opportunity to perform in front of family, friends and community, in a supportive and nurturing environment.
WARM WELCOME AT THE WARTBURG
Residents at the Wartburg Meadowview Assisted Living Facility were treated this afternoon to a recital of 24 pieces by 19 talented kids ranging in age from 3rd grade to 10th – followed by our very own Ellen Weiss performing some Gershwin on voice and piano.
Everybody played beautifully, and we received great feedback.
The 17th Pelham Music Festival took place last Saturday and was another great success.
We'd like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of our amazing community of performers, families, and music teachers (Pelham schools and private); founders, Bob & Lauren Eicher; sponsors Steinway & Sons and Pelham Civics; piano accompanists Nely Burla, Amir Farid and Sheila Simpson; intersession performers Marcia Bean, Andrew Dolgon and Amir Farid; Pablo Reyes and the staff at Pelham Country Club; Frank Ramunno of Lasting Impressions Photography; the PMF organizing committee (past & present) and team of volunteers; and everyone else who stepped in to make the day such fun.
Amir Farid is a US-born Iranian-Australian pianist, and graduate of the Royal College of Music in London. He is a sought-after solo recitalist and collaborative artist in concert halls and festivals internationally, including collaborations with tenor Ian Bostridge, saxophonist Claude Delangle, and violinist Arabella Steinbacher. As a chamber musician, Amir is pianist of the Benaud Trio (www.benaudtrio.com), winning the Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. His numerous highly acclaimed recordings are heard frequently on radio stations throughout Australia and internationally, and several albums have been nominated for an Australian Independent Music Award. Amir is also a recorded artist on the Steinway & Sons Spirio catalogue, as part of the piano manufacturer’s revolutionary player-piano system. As of 2017, Amir is a staff pianist at the Juilliard School, New York City, and also works as a pianist for the New York Philharmonic. Yo can find out more about him at www.amirfarid.com