Holiday Island Community Church
Holiday Island Community Church

Woodward Memorial Concert Series Featuring:  Louis Menendez, Concert Pianist


Our Featured Concert Artists is LOUIS MENENDEZ


LOUIS MENENDEZ has earned an outstanding reputation for extraordinarily sensitive and powerfully dramatic musicianship, whether it is on the podium conducting an opera, on stage collaborating in recitals, at the piano as vocal coach or composing at his desk.  After graduating from Temple University, he joined the faculty at Curtis lnstitute of Music and also the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, holding both positions for several years.  He has worked with major opera conductors Max Rudolf, Placido Domingo, Anton Coppola, Julius Rudel, John DeMain, William Anthony Waters, Steven Mercurio, Marco Armiliato, Ted Taylor and many others in over 140 productions in Europe and the USA.  He is one of New York’s busiest and respected opera coaches, working with Sherrill Milnes, Birgit Nilsson, Renata Scotto, Regina Resnick, Regine Crespin, Alfredo Kraus, Mignon Dunn, Luciano Pavarotti, Evelyn Lear, Jennifer Larmore, Carol Vaness, Fabrizio Melano, Martina Arroyo, Joan Dorneman, Tito Capobianco, Nico Castel, Sam Ramey and Bruno Rigacci.  His worldwide performances include Japan, Korea, Italy, Israel, Germany, Spain, Austria and England to name a few.  Locally, he has been on the staff at Opera in the Ozarks beginning in 1989.



This concert series has been enriching our area for decades and it thrives because of the generous donations made by audience members.  There has never been a ticket price, just love offerings from the audience.  If you would like to donate send to HICC, P.O. Box 3055, Holiday Island, AR 72631 in honor of Louis Menendez.





Holiday Island Community Church-   January 24, 2021   7:30 PM



Program Selections



  1. Baldassare Galuppi,  Piano Sonata in D major 1st movement, Adagio

  2. Baldassare Galuppi,  Piano Sonata in D major 2nd movement, Allegro

  3. Ottorino Respigh,   Valse Caressante

  4 .Francis Poulenc,  Toccata

  5. Francis Poulenc, Trezieme Improvisation

  6. Francis Poulenc, Septieme Improvisation

  7. JS Bach, Chromactic Fantasy

  8. JS Bach, Chromatic Fugue

  9. Paul Hindemith, Third Piano Sonata, 3rd movement

10. Enrique Granados, Three Spanish Dances no.1 Allegro

11. no. 2 Andante

12. no. 3 Allegretto

13. Stormy Weather music by Harold Arlen words by Ted Kohler arr by Ed Shanaphy

14. On a Clear Day  music by Byrton Lane lyrics by Allen Jay Lerner

15. Standing on the Promises arr. by Louis Menendez

16. Audience Composition (D,E,F#,G#,B)

17. Billy Joel New York State of Mind

18. Phillip Glass, Piano Etude no. 10



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