Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yay for Molly Yeh

Marimbist Molly Yeh charmed an Evening OFTA audience of almost forty last night at the Buchanan Center for the Arts. Yeh is one of fifteen percussion students now enrolled at the Julliard School in New York city. She was in our area for a soloist engagement with the Knox-Galesburg symphony and graciously agreed to come to Monmouth for a lecture/performance Friday evening even though she had been appearing all day in Galesburg schools. Yeh gave the audience a full tour of several percussion instruments, talking about their construction, their history, and then demonstrating some basic techniques. She finished by playing a bit of the marimba piece she will be performing with the Symphony on Saturday, October 13th. ccompanying her on the piano was Prof. Bruce Polay of Knox College, the conductor of the Knox-Galesburg symphony.

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