I was living and working in the Atlanta area for over a year. It begins with a chance when I went to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the very first time there and then a volunteer told me about GMG. I joined the GMG membership immediately.
Since then, I have been enjoying those wonderful concerts and meeting members there. It was such a great experience for me and definitely a sweet part of my life in Georgia. I would like to thank you and GMG for everything. It's such a wonderful group.
by Mr. Song Zhou
Thank you for arranging and performing that wonderful concert. You girls were spectacular!
People were raving about how nice it was to hear that type of music in such a relaxed and sometimes humorous atmosphere. You put such a lovely twist on everything.
Don't think we'll have any problem packing them in the next show. I will prepare a post press release when I return to town. Let me know what you think about April or May…
Ginny Greenwood, Executive Director, Bowen Center for the Arts
Julie, please convey to Abbie and Utako as well my deep appreciation for last evening's musical treat. It was an exceptional pleasure to have such a rich trove of well-performed music right there, in real time, in such an intimate space.
I loved hearing the fruits of your labor, knowing just a little of the many hours of concentrated practice it took each of you to be able to present such dazzling music. It is truly gratifying to know such as you, avocational musicians, are at work in the world, working on your gifts largely for the pleasure and gratification that work gives you.
Thank you for arranging today's events. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We truly enjoyed learning about the harpsichord and especially the prepared piano. This was something with which we had no previous experience. Your efforts to expose us to all things musical is truly appreciated.
By Arthur and Joann
"I have been a member of the Georgia Musicale Group since September 2015. My first experience was attending and performing at the home of Arlene Martinides with three or four other members. I remember playing (very nervously!) “Traumerei” by Robert Schumann. It was far from perfect but I did get through it. I also remember listening to beautiful performances by the other attendees. I was enthralled and hooked!....."
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"Participating in the Musicale is a good experience. It gives us the opportunity to practice performing a piece of music and then asking for feedback. This is a great way to improve the outcome of a final formal performance."
Your Musicale was a complete delight! You are doing a great service for the teaching community--a lot of work. Congratulations!
Thank you very much for having us in your music group. What a brilliant idea to have such an organization! It is always such a nice treat to watch and listen to people of various ages play wonderful music. We hope to see you again soon.