By Ginny Ackerson
On Sunday, October 21, the Sunday Concert Series will feature Anne Puzey, a superb pianist. This concert is free to the public and starts at 4:30 in the Grand Gallery of the Springville Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Springville Arts Commission.
Anne has been Music Director for productions at Hale Center Theatre, Westminster College, The Egyptian Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company. She earned her degree from BYU and has been the choral director at Bennion Junior High School for 26 years. Anne has worked with Merrill Osmond, Jill Santoriello, Will Swenson, Jason Robert Brown, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Kate Baldwin and Pacek & Paul. She recently accompanied Rex Kocherhans and Erin Carlson when they performed at the Museum in August. She received a lifetime service award from The Utah Theatre Association. She did audition accompaniment for Big League Productions in NYC and was a vocal coach for Utah Opera. Anne is part-owner of Audition Advantage.
Are you looking for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical delight? You’ve found it! November 18, the Springville Arts Commission will present the Utah County chapter of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers which serves the Utah County area (Spanish Fork, Orem, Provo and Salem). They hold their jam sessions every first and third Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The first Wednesday jam session is held at the Orem Senior Center, 93 North, 400 East, Orem UT. The third Wednesday jam session is held at the Springville Senior Center, 65 East 200 South Springville, UT 84663.
The Utah Old Time Fiddlers and Country Music Association (UOTF) is comprised of members from six chapters, statewide; Dixie (St. George and surrounding areas), Deseret (Kanab and environs), Pahvant (Delta and neighboring areas), Pioneer (Ogden and surrounding areas), Salt Lake area and Utah County. They are an organization which supports acoustic instruments. Although they are open to most musicians, it is highly encouraged that instruments and musical styles be “fiddle compatible” (non-acoustic instruments are strongly discouraged).
If you live near one of their chapters and find yourself interested in what they do, please feel free to drop by during one of their regularly scheduled jam sessions. They’d love to have you visit. For further information go to http://utaholdtimefiddlers.net/.