Sheila F. Weidendorf
Sheila Makes Music
Pianist ~ Teacher ~ Director - Performance Coach
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Bio in Brief//
Something of an "accidental pianist," I returned to music a few years ago after a 20-year hiatus. I perform western classical chamber music, extemporaneous keyboard meditations, & offer piano lessons & performance coaching for teens & adults. I have also been known to provide musical direction for theatrical productions and produce other concerts and events as the mood strikes. I currently perform with my classical trio, Trio Rasa, and my improvisational trio, Trio Improviso and have also been immersed in a long-term and ongoing Brahms project with violinist Tekla Cunningham. I am the keyboardist for Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, Washington here on Whidbey Island.
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Pacific Northwest of USA
& sometimes India
Classical, Improvisational, Global, Collaborative
On Whidbey Island, Washington
on the ROCK!
June 23 - July 2
Center for the Arts
Trio Rasa & the RASA 5 are pleased to announce our first chamber Music festival at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Chamber Music on the Rock will bring you the yummiest chamber music over two weekends…
The first weekend program (June 23-24-25) is Mixed Metaphor, with the intense AND tender piano trio by Germaine Tailleferre and an ethereal trio entitled "Tibetan Tunes” by contemporary composer Chen Yi. Then Trio Rasa becomes RASA 4 for Frank Bridge’s lovely Phantasy for piano quartet, and then RASA 5 for Alexander Borodin’s lively and imaginative piano quintet. There will also be a violin/piano duo by Igor Stravinsky, embodied in dance by members of the Meander Dance Collective.
Our second weekend of this two-week series (June 30-July1-2) is All Dvorak, All the Time with his much-beloved Dumky Trio performed by Trio Rasa, followed post-intermission by his brilliant Piano Quintet in A, Opus 81 performed by the full RASA 5.
Friday night performances will be at a private salon in Oak Harbor; seating is limited and tickets are by donation at the door. (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the Friday night concerts). Saturday performances both weeks will be at 7:30, and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 at WICA; tickets for Sat-Sun concerts available on WICA’s website.
Team RASA is comprised of Linda Vogt & Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violins; Roxanna Patterson, viola; Aniela Marie Perry, violoncello; and Sheila Weidendorf, piano.
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