Gloria! February 6 and 7 at UUCWI

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GLORIA! at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland will be playing two nights at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 7.

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, Whidbey’s own phenomenal violinist, will perform a solo sonata by J. S. Bach, violin concerti by Barber and Mozart, and compositions by Debussy and Paganini. She will be accompanied by Eileen Soskin on piano.

Gloria is 18 years old, began playing the violin at age 4, and is currently a student of Simon James. Her accompanist is Hiro David of the Coleman Violin Studio. She recently returned from The Perlman Music Program in Florida and was a student at Itzhak Perlman’s summer camp in 2014. Gloria has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and will appear with them again on March 14, 2015 as a soloist in Ravel’s Tzigane. In 2012, Gloria appeared on NPR’s “From the Top,” and in 2014 she was selected as a finalist in the highly competitive Menuhin International Violin Competition.

Tickets may be reserved online at concerts@uucwi.org or purchased at Moonraker Books (Langley) or Habitat for Humanity (Freeland). Tickets are $15/$5 for students and will also be available at the door unless we are sold out.

This is the third concert in UUCWI’s 2014-2015 Concert Series. Our final offering is PASTURE-IZED, a new musical, written and directed by Ken Merrell with original music by Eileen Soskin, about a Broadway producer whose family convinces him to retire to Whidbey Island. They quickly learn that you can take the man out of show business, but you can’t take show business out of the man. Performance dates are April 10, 11, 17 and 18. UUCWI is located at 20103 State Route 525, Freeland, WA 98249

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