Listen to Dr. David Erb describe the concert and philosophy behind it here!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m, at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene!  That is the afternoon that the Logos Dads present:

The Logos Beethoven Benefit
Classical Music & Classical Education in Concert

An afternoon showcasing all of the hard work of the Logos students throughout the year in restoring the two pianos. Dr. David Erb is producing an unforgettable concert of classical music featuring the restored pianos, the Logos Choir, Logos student performances, along with the NSA choir, and professional musicians from around the community joining forces to bring you a finale of Beethoven's mighty Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra in C minor, op.80! We will begin the event with a video presentation of all of the children's involvement throughout the year with the piano restorations, and end the concert by auctioning off the two pianos to the highest bidders.  All proceeds will go towards the music program at Logos School!

It promises to be a GRAND evening, indeed, and here's the program:

The Logos Beethoven Benefit
Classical Music and Classical Education in Concert

Symphony No.5:1, op.67                                                                                      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Stuart Evans, Natalie Williams, Smith Leithart, Emma Leithart                                                                                                                                         

Piano Trio in C Major, K.548: Andante Cantabile                                                          W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Philip King, violin
                                                Michael Kwon, cello
                                                Gavin Meyers, piano

Concerto No.7 in F for Three Pianos and Orchestra K.242: Allegro                        W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Kristen Elgersma, Rajung  Yang, Kay Zavislak
                                                Logos Benefit Orchestra


Sonata No.21:1, op.53 (Waldstein)                                                                  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)                          
                                                John Ahern

Schroeder from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”                                                  Clark Gesner/Beethoven
                                                Jonathan & Allie Erber

Papageno-Papagena from “The Magic Flute”                                                                 W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Jonathan & Allie Erber, Paul Adams

Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra in C minor op.80                   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
                                                Logos Secondary Choir, New Saint Andrew Concert Choir
                                                Logos Benefit Orchestra
                                                Piano: John Ahern
                                                Soloists: Faith Crawford, Allie Erber, Cheryl Blackburn,
                                                              Cody Laun, Josiah Bryan, Jonathan Erber

To help get you excited about the evening, here are some links to the works:

Beethoven Symphony no.5/1


Mozart Concerto No.7 in F for Three Pianos and Orchestra K.242: Allegro

Beethoven Sonata No.21:1, op.53 (Waldstein)

Mozart Piano Trio in C, K.548: Andante Cantabile

Papageno-Papagena from "The Magic Flute"

Fantasy for piano, Chorus, and Orchestra in C minor, op.80

Please join us in thanking

Dr. David R. Erb

for donating his time to organize and conduct the concert!

Dr. Erb is a Fellow of Music at New Saint Andrews College, Director of Music at Christ Church, and secondary music teacher at Logos School in Moscow, ID.  He earned his DMA in choral conducting and his BM in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MM in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  He studied with Robert Fountain, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Beverly Taylor.

In addition to conducting and composing, Dr. Erb’s teaching focuses on training people to be musically literate in light of scriptural teaching.  His teaching experience runs the gamut from kindergarten to collegiate, public school to Christian school, community to Church, including Bucknell University and Lawrence University.  He has also served as a clinician and guest conductor for choirs in Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Maryland, and New Jersey.  

David and his wife, Gail, have three daughters: Kayla, Lydia, and Monica. 

Here are some of the many other musicians that have
donated their time and talents for Logos School!

Kristin Elgersma will be one of the soloist for the Mozart Concerto.  Kristin is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. She holds an M.M. and D.M. from Northwestern University, and has been on faculties at Northwestern, the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Merit School of Music, Benedictine University and Martin Methodist University, among others.

Dr. Elgersma is active as a soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician. As a member of the Boston-based Arneis Ensemble, Dr. Elgersma has performed in schools, universities and concert halls throughout the US, and was a featured performer in the 2009 Vianden International Music Festival (Luxembourg). She has presented her award-winning lecture-recital on extended piano techniques in 20th century American repertoire across the country, and regularly presents research papers, lecture-recitals and workshops at the local, state and national levels. From 2009 to the present, she has been featured at the Musical Teachers National Association (MTNA) Conference, the College Music Society (CMS) National and Regional Conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the Illinois and Idaho State Music Teachers Association Conferences.

Dr. Elgersma’s students have won prizes in numerous local and state competitions, and have been featured performers in venues such as the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the National High School Music Institute’s Gala Concert, and the prestigious Young Steinway Series at the Skokie, IL, Public Library. She is in demand as an adjudicator, and has recently judged competitions and exams for the Seattle International Piano Festival, the Washington State Music Teachers Association, and the Illinois State Achievement in Music Exams. She is the co-founder and co-director of the University of Idaho Music Preparatory Division.

Dr. Elgersma’s areas of research include extended piano techniques in twentieth-century American music, contemporary piano music for students, and the role of arts education and community engagement in the higher education curriculum, for which was awarded research grants from Steinway of Chicago and Northwestern University. In 2011 - 2012, she is the recipient of a major University of Idaho Seed Grant to aid in study of the post-1970 American piano repertoire. Her writing has been published in the International Journal of Music Education, American Music Teacher, and Clavier Companion. Dr. Elgersma joined the piano faculty of the University of Idaho in the fall of 2010.

Kay Zavislak will be another soloist for the Mozart Concerto.  Kay enjoys a teaching and performing career shaped by an international upbringing.  Spending her formative years in Japan, Dr. Zavislak attended the Toho
Gakuen High School of Music, one of the most prestigious conservatories in Japan. From 1996 to 2007, she resided in Michigan where she earned the degrees Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of
Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. As a performer, Dr. Zavislak has given solo recitals and chamber concerts extensively in Idaho, Michigan, and Washington, in addition to public performances in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, and Poland.

In 2001, Dr. Zavislak was named a winner of the concerto competition at the University of Michigan. Her other awards include first prize in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition for Young Professionals, second prize in the Richardson Young Artist Award Competition, second prize in the All-Tohoku Piano Competition in Japan, and third prize in the William Byrd International Concerto Competition. Among the scholarships and fellowships she has received are the Benning Dexter Scholarship for Piano, Elsie Gardner Stanley Piano Scholarship, Joseph Brinkman Memorial Scholarship, Alice Kern Pedagogy Award, and a University of Michigan Graduate Fellowship.

Dr. Zavislak is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano and the Keyboard Area Coordinator at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music.  Prior to her appointment at the University of Idaho, she held positions at Schoolcraft College, Albion College, the University of Michigan, and Western Washington University.

She has studied piano under the guidance of Arthur Greene, Logan Skelton, Yoshie Kora, and Miyoko Hamamoto, harpsichord with Edward Parmentier, and organ with Marilyn Mason.

Rajung Yang will be the third soloist for the Mopzart Concerto.  Rajung began her piano studies at the age of four.  She received her B.M. and M.M. in Piano from Seoul National University where she studied with Kwi-Hyun Kim and completed her dissertation on Nine Bagatelles by William Bolcom.  In 2003, she moved to the United States to continue her graduate study at the University of Michigan.  Rajung received her second M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance under tutorage of Arthur Greene and Logan Skelton.  Additional studies include collaborative piano with Martin Katz and Katherine Collier, piano pedagogy with John Ellis and harpsichord with Edward Parmentier.

Rajung has won several top prizes in national and international competitions including Ibla Grand Prize and Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Competitions in Italy in 2005.  Subsequent performances included her debut recital at New York Carnegie Hall, Boston, Washington D.C., Virginia, and other major venues in Italy.  In 2007, she won the University of Michigan Concerto Competition and was also awarded third prize at the William Byrd International Competition.  Most recently, she won first prize in the Ladies Music Club of Seattle competition in June 2011.

As a dedicated advocate for the 20th and 21st centuries’ music, Rajung has performed and premiered new works as either a soloist or collaborator in numerous festivals and conferences in US, Korea and Europe.  Two of her dissertation recitals at the University of Michigan featured solely contemporary piano music by such composers as Maurice Ohana, Bright Sheng, William Bolcom, Nikolai Kapustin and George Crumb.  She was invited to perform contemporary chamber music at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her first album, sponsored by the University of Idaho Seed Grant, will be released in August 2012 and will include piano sonatas by Prokofiev and Bartok.

In October 2011, Rajung collaborated with Washington-Idaho Symphony for their opening concert of the 40th anniversary season, where her concerto performance of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff gained the most favorable reception by local critics.

Rajung Yang is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music.  Prior to her appointment at the University of Idaho, Rajung taught at Adrian College in Michigan and the University of Michigan.

John Ahern will will be performing the 1st movement of the mighty Waldstein piano sonata and the finale of the afternoon, Beethoven's Chorale Fantasie.  John began studying piano when he was 4 years old. From 6 down to 18, he has competed in an annual MTNA sonatina festival in Grand Junction, CO, playing various sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and Prokofiev. In 2009, he was finalist and runner-up in the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition with Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and won prizes in the Festival for Creative Pianists in improvisation, technicality, and composition. Just in case you had him pegged as a Classical musician, he did take jazz piano as well and has subsequently provided some low-key (and probably off-key) ambiance for people enjoying entrees. As a part-time student at New Saint Andrews College, he is involved in a student-initiative performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore with Blue Milk productions. John plays pipe organ and will be studying it at Stanford University under Robert Huw Morgan in the fall of 2012. He hopes to pursue a doctorate in musicology and, eventually, to teach music history, theory, and composition. 


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