The Music Club of Baton Rouge held the “Uniquely American” recital program on Nov. 13 at the Woman’s Club, featuring works by various composers.
The Riverside Trio (John Dupaquier, banjo and piano; Jan Dupre, piano and percussion; and John Gerbrecht, trumpet and percussion) performed George Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton’s “Buddy Bolden’s Blues,” “Grandpaw’s Spells,” “Wolverine Blues” and “Sweet Substitute,” and Schobel’s “Farewell Blues.”
Soprano Rose Mary Williams and mezzo-soprano Rita Lovett, accompanied by pianist Mary Bresowar, performed a medley from Simon and Norman’s “The Secret Garden,” Stephen Sondheim’s “Who’s That Woman” and “Every Day a Little Death,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “We Are Women.”
The Baton Rouge Concert Band Woodwind Quintet (Tammy Ross, flute; Lydia Wilson, oboe; Richard Granger, clarinet; Ellen Bordelon, horn; and Dottie Smith, bassoon) performed John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post,” selections from George Gershwin’s ” Porgy and Bess” and “I Got Rhythm,” Eric Ewazen’s “Roaring Fork” and selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.”
President Lovett greeted members and guests. Hospitality co-chairwomen Sarah Lou Hill and Barbara Nelson provided refreshments, and were assisted by Adrienne Aronstein, Penny Bell, Patsy Borie, Linda Green, Susan Majorie, Sue Rainer, Norma Roberts and Janene Wacker.
Allen Owings, horticulture professor with the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station, spoke about Louisiana “Super Plants,” including the Belinda’s Dream rose, to the Baton Rouge Rose Society on Nov. 14 at the Independence Park Garden Center.
Members discussed plans for 2013, a membership drive, considered new officer and board members for voting at the December meeting, and continued renovation of the rose garden at Independence Park. For information on the Rose Society, contact Owings, email@example.com or (985) 543-4125.
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