Strings recital will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Washington Public Library
Violin and viola students of Gwen Ying will present a recital at the Washington Free Public Library in Washington at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 21. The students, ages 6 to 19, will play the music of Bach, Elgar, McLean, Brahms, Dvorak and Suzuki. They will be assisted on the piano by Bryan Houts.
The students all have learned to play the violin and viola by the Suzuki Method. Two of the principal features that distinguish this method from traditional string education are the emphasis of establishing playing technique prior to learning to read notes, and the involvement of parents in their child’s music lessons.
Ying, of Washington, is a specialist in the Suzuki Method. She teaches at her studio in Washington, and at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City.
The students who will perform are, from Washington, Alaina and Alijah Beatty; Kate, Kevin, Gwen, and John Flannery; Jia Huang Dong; Lynnette Kennedy; Meredith Lumburg; and Ruby Witthoft; and Ellen Willhoit of Batavia. They will be joined by two violists, Adam Zabner and Nova Meurice, of Iowa City.
The concert is free. The public is warmly welcomed to attend.