Friday, March 27, 2015 will be the fourth annual concert event for MacDowell Music Club’s exciting Grand Night Piano Extravaganza. As in prior years, the performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Crystal Springs First Baptist Church. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available in advance from MacDowell Music Club members and at the church on the night of the performance.
MacDowell Music Club members enthusiastically host this event as a way to share a variety of good music with the community and to raise money to provide a weeklong summer scholarship to Mississippi Baptist College Musical Camp for a local music student. The 2012 Scholarship Winner is Ms. Zandry Bullock, Anne Caroline Donahoe is the 2013 Scholarship Recipient, and 2014 MC Music Camp Scholarships were awarded to Zandry Bullock and to Sydney Williams.
Although it has proven to be a challenge to gather multiple Grand pianos, pianists, and music arrangements for as few as four and as many as fourteen simultaneous performers, the dedicated local community and Music Club members, sponsors, and behind-the-scenes helpers work diligently to make it happen each year. First Baptist Church is extremely gracious in allowing MacDowell Music Club to host the program in their church and to use the grand piano that is there. Local sponsors provide additional funding to cover the major program expense of $1500 for piano rental and tuning from Allegrezza Piano Company.
MacDowell Music Club Committee members select the yearly music and put together the plan for “the magic” that happens on the stage. The 2015 Grand Night Performance is sure to delight attendees with popular arrangements such as “The Jamaican Rumba”, a Disney medley collection and a Broadway medley collection which include vocal performances, well known favorites “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” and a few favorites recalled by popular request from prior Grand Night Performances. A collection of sacred, gospel, and patriotic arrangements completes the challenging and entertaining program.
MacDowell Music Club thanks community members for their support and interest and recommends “Save the time and date: 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Crystal Springs First Baptist Church” for the 2015 Grand Night Performance.