This groupmuse happened on Sunday, February 13, at 1:30 PM EST.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

In-person Concert

Concert Pianist Keng Siong Sim: Bach, Huffman Chopin Studies, Bohemian Rhapsody, Grieg, Morricone Cinema Paradiso, Horsley Rumba Prelude

Wood Acres / Glen Echo Heights

Sun, February 13, 2022 1:30 PM, EST

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

Capacity
16 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Pets
Cats live here
ADA access
Accessible

Hosts

CaptainRix WhiteUSNavyRetired Safety Guardian

Welcome to Milo for the 62nd concert, SUNDAY 1:30pm FEBRUARY 13, 2022.

Winner of the 2012 Washington International Piano Artists Competition, Keng Siong Sim was born in Singapore and started playing the piano at 11. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of York (UK) and studied piano with Kaoru Bingham and Ka-Kit Tam. Keng has also studied with Nadine Shank and Estela Olevsky at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he obtained his Master of Music. In addition, he holds the ARCM (Associate of Royal College of Music, UK) and LTCL (Licentiate, Trinity College of Music, London) in piano performance. A chamber music enthusiast, Keng has been awarded the Advanced Certificate in Cello Performance by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He enjoys ensemble playing and is a current member of the Friday Morning Music Club and Capital City Symphony.

 -Program-

J S Bach: Prelude in C from Well-Tempered Clavier Book
Spencer Huffman: Eight Pieces for Piano (Chopin Studies)
Selections Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody
-Intermission-
Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Selections
Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso
Joachim Horsley: Rumba Prelude

I will SEND YOU A GROUPMUSE EMAIL, you must please REPLY promptly; I will approve once I have your VAX arrangements, and advance payment please. READ/REPLY PLEASE. Covid19 final VAX REQUIRED including BOOSTER (Booster Shot in 2021 required). For your convenience, you may TEXT a photo of your FINAL CV-19 CDC VAX Card to the designated Safety Guardian (Host), when you sign up I will send you the cell number/eMail to forward this .jpg .png or .pdf image. Alternative, some may wish to provide their card outside the home, prior to front door entry, so the Safety Guardian might inspect your VAX card AND log your certification date and obtain proof of VAX (BOOSTER REQUIRED), or you may also provide, prior to entry, a paper copy of your CDC VAX card (the idea here is to make it as convenient, and easy for you to enter quickly, consistent with you needs for privacy and security. Masks required inside my home, but not outside on the decks, or while actually eating/drinking. Inter-personal physical contact is discouraged, Hand Washing upon arrival is REQUIRED, please do NOT use hand sanitizer. If you have used hand sanitizer, please WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY BEFORE TOUCHING ANYTHING. While here, please Do NOT TOUCH any person; no, not at all--no hand shaking, no bumping, no hugs. But fine to breath comfortably thru YOUR MASK.

All WELCOME TO BRING light snacks and/or non-alcoholic drinks to share, easily accessible without hand-to-hand contamination (no serving utensils please, or use safe Milo Toothpick Protocol--means spread out, not in a toothpick jar, or actually inserted into each hors d'oeuvre=best way).

YOU MUST PAY $20 IN ADVANCE via GROUP-MUSE or directly using: using PayPal, you cannot be approved until you have Paid, and made arrangements for VAX certification ... all funds transferred in full to the musician day of concert ... Best to use PayPal--see the GroupMuse eMail sent to you after you register: groupmuse.com/pay available only the day before performance, too late for approval. All registrants will receive an eMail thru GroupMuse from me, I will need a PROMPT REPLY prior to APPROVAL, please and thank you.

If you sign up via GroupMuse, I will be asked to approve your attendance, I will send you a groupmuse eMail advising final approval. If you have sent your VAX card image, including Booster, you may just walk-in, front door is open. If not, please WAIT OUTSIDE so Safety Guardian may inspect your VAX CARD. You must also this GUIDANCE IN WRITING to each guest you bring, each must be individually approved, with advance payment please.

IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT IS ALCOHOL FREE, please do NOT bring WINE, BEER, SPIRITS; do NOT come if you have been drinking. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL TO THE CONCERT ITSELF.

All are welcome to bring light hors d'oeuvres to share, and non-alcoholic drinks to share; host will provide light punch and 2 hot hors d'oeurves. All will be seated during performance, with separation, in the Music Studio (12), Living Room (4), Foyer (2), Behind Studio Screen (2). Ample Street Parking on Milo (please maintain proper distance from neighborhood driveways).

Fresh circulating air from partially open window, rear of studio, Gas Logs provide exhaust. Chemical free home, Vinegar used for cleaning and disinfecting. Important to WASH HANDS IMMEDIATELY upon arrival, coats and bags upstairs please. PLEASE CONTACT ME for APPROVAL immediately forthcoming after you tell me your VAX certification plan. Advance payment required, see your GroupMuse eMail please.

Music Studio as pictured, 1893 Steinway Concert Grand B78949 fully restored to factory new condition, frequently tuned by Steinway RPT. Fine Art collection. 4 decks, 4 lily and fish ponds, home of retired naval officer. Newly installed gas logs replacing huge roaring fires during 61 prior concerts (cold WEAX only).

EVERYONE: please wash hands before leaving home; please do NOT use sanitizer just prior to entering, NO HAND SHAKING (no bumping/no physical contact). WASH HANDS upon arrival (3 lavatories + galley), COATS and BAGS UPSTAIRS please, THANK YOU.

 -Program-

J S Bach: Prelude in C from Well-Tempered Clavier Book
Spencer Huffman: Eight Pieces for Piano (Chopin Studies)
Selections Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody
-Intermission-
Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Selections
Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso
Joachim Horsley: Rumba Prelude

Program

Keng Siong Sim Solo Piano

J S Bach: Prelude in C from Well-Tempered Clavier Book
Spencer Huffman: Eight Pieces for Piano (Chopin Studies) - Selections
Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody
Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Selections
Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso
Joachim Horsley: Rumba Prelude

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

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Attendees

Helena Riekena
Linette Lander
Hersh Kapoor
John Gardecki
Allan Reiter
Paul Connor