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Inaugural Sierra Foothills Chamber Musicians concert entertains 50

Phil Youngholm on piano accompanies cellist Kelvin Diaz Inoa at the inaugural concert by the Sierra Foothills Chamber Musicians.
Phil Youngholm on piano accompanies cellist Kelvin Diaz Inoa at the inaugural concert by the Sierra Foothills Chamber Musicians. Special to the Sierra Star

The inaugural concert by the Sierra Foothills Chamber Musicians attracted an audience of 50 or so on June 10 to Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, reported Edita McQuary.

Composers represented spanned those born in the late 17th century to the mid-20th century and included Dominic Scarlatti, Mario Kuri-Aldana, Gabriel Pierne, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Camille Saint-Saens, Anton Dvorak and Coarsegold resident Barbara Ulman, who organized the concert.

Two Oakhurst Community Band members, Clyde Lansing (clarinet) and Sandy Schaefer (flute), accompanied Ulman on several pieces. Coarsegold resident pianist Philip Youngholm displayed his virtuosity in a total of seven pieces.

Two young artists from the Fresno area, soprano Tiffanie Trujillo and cellist Kelvin Diaz Iona, rounded out the afternoon program with traditional and modern music. Trujillo sang two compositions by Ullman as well as four classical arias. Diaz’s cello playing stirred the audience, McQuary said.

Anyone interested in helping to continue these concerts is asked to contact Barbara Ulman at 559-683-7227 or email her at barbaraulman@gmail.com.

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