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Fall Piano Concert

Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 1:30pm

Piano studies and competitions took up most of Jeanne Backofen Craig's childhood, but after graduating from Virginia Tech, she stopped performing. In the ensuing 20 years, Mrs. Craig stayed home with her three children while pursuing cooking, sewing, gardening, and home-improvement projects. At the encouragement of her husband and now-teenage children, Mrs. Craig started to play again, and when she learned about amateur competitions, she says she was inspired to "dig out my old music and see if I could still play those pieces." A self-taught webmaster, she designed and maintains websites for the Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as her church, where she is a part-time minister of music and liturgy. In her spare time, Mrs. Craig enjoys long-distance running, and she qualified for and ran in the 2011 Boston Marathon.
 I was asked, "Why do you perform?"  I do it because I like to make people happy.  
I'm like Kermit the Frog.
    Preliminary Round
    Johannes Brahms                      Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
    Franz Josef Haydn                     Sonata in E Flat Major, L. 62, 1st Movement
    Semifinal Round
    Edvard Grieg                              Notturno, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54
    Franz Liszt                                   Vallée d'Obermann
    Final Round
    J. S. Bach                                     Prelude & Fugue in G Sharp Minor, WTC I
    Claude Debussy                        Arabesque No. 1
    Franz Liszt                                   Concert Etude, No. 3 in D Flat Major, Un     Sospiro
This is a free event. Donations greatly appreciated! 

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