Saturday, November 15, 2014

More About Eli's Heart "Musical Book Signing"

Music and Books, Take Two

A definite perk to writing about music and musicians are my “musical book signings” … so far I’ve had two. This time I got a little wiser and we took pictures! Lots of pictures, I’d like to share a few.

The occasion: readings and music from Eli’s Heart, Sunday, November 9, Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The theater supports the efforts of local authors and this is the display the night of the event.


 Audience entering the auditorium.

 
Scott Besser, Chris Souza and Kara Snyder, three excellent musicians and friends, performed some of the music described in my book, Eli’s Heart. I introduced each piece with a short reading from the book.

We opened with the first movement of the Franck Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano. Here are Chris and Scott performing.


 One of my character Krissy’s favorite pieces is the Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Minor which her husband Eli Levin plays for her. Scott performed it for Krissy … and the audience!


 Next we heard Kara Snyder sing two of the songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, with Scott on the piano. Krissy sings the song cycle on her graduating recital about a year and a half after she and Eli are married.



Scott played the Debussy Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum and we closed with the final movement of the Franck sonata.


End of a lovely evening! All photos by Tristan Flanagan.


Eli's Heart is available for purchase on Amazon, paperback and Kindle.