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Alten Afternoon: A Musical Celebration of Mathias Alten

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:00 PM
Price: FREE
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Location: DeVos Center » 105E- Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

July 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
– Gallery open with reception beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Join us for a fun, casual afternoon of jazz inspired by the paintings of Mathias J. Alten as well as classical music from the painter’s lifetime. 

This concert is being organized by Linda Boozer Vasilaki, great granddaughter of Alten himself! Performers include Linda, her husband Yuri, and a bevy of her friends. 

Join us for light refreshments at 3:30 p.m. The program will open at 4:00 p.m. with a vocal performance by Dale Schriemer, baritone, and Gabriel Fauré's Après un Rêve, performed by Yuri Vasilaki, former principal viola of GR Symphony/DeVos String Quartet, on viola. 

We will then feature Alten Skies, an original jazz composition by Ric Troll, performed by Troll himself playing guitar, along with David DeVos on bass, Dave Martin on vibraphone, Patrick Foley and William Patterson on violin. 

This performance will take place in the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall, immediately outside the first floor gallery (room 103 E). The doors to the gallery will be open before, during, and after the performance so that listeners can enjoy the combination of visual and musical inspiration. 

After the concert, please join us for more light classical music from Alten’s lifetime to accompany your viewing in the second floor gallery (room 202 E), performed by violists Dr. Linda Vasilaki, Yuri Vasilaki, and Penny Meitz; violinist, Bill Patterson and Patrick Foley, and pianist, Brendan Hollins. 

Alten Afternoon Program

Light Reception | 3:30 PM Hager- Lubbers Exhibition Hall 

Program | 4:00 PM Hager- Lubbers Exhibition Hall 

Musicians
David DeVos, bass
Patrick Foley, violin 
Brendan Hollins, piano
Dave Martin, vibraphone
Penelope Meitz, viola
William Patterson, violin
Dale Schriemer, baritone 
Ric Troll, guitar
Dr. Linda Vasilaki, viola, violin
Yuri Vasilaki, viola




Music
Après un Rêve…....Gabriel Fauré (1845- 1924)

Circus Band............Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Side Show
Religion
Charlie Rutlage

Alten Skies…...........Ric Troll (b. 1954)

Music, Gallery Viewing & Socializing on second floor of the Gordon Gallery
Artist’s Life…..................Johann Strauss II (1825-1890)
Folk Song…....................Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
The Entertainer…...........Scott Joplin (1867-1917)
Estudiantina…................Emile Waldteufel (1837-1915)
Little March…..................Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Maple Leaf Rag…...........Scott Joplin (1867-1917)
March…...........................Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Skater’s Waltz…..............Emile Waldteufel (1837-1915)
Summertime….................George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Tales of Vienna Woods…Johann Strauss II (1825-1890)

Yuri and Linda dedicate this musical program to their mother, Dianne Boozer.
  
 


Contact

To RSVP by phone or arrange for accommodations please call (616) 331-2563.  Art Gallery programs are open to the public with free admission.

PARKING
Guests are welcome to park in the DeVos Lot of Winter St. near the Richard M. DeVos Center (building 3, B5 on map.)


Invitation to attend A Musical Celebration of Mathias J. Alten