The Appalachian Arts Alliance and Hazard Community and Technical College hosted their 2019 Spring Piano Recital on May 16. Recital students were directed by Kay Allen Crowe, a retired music instructor who began teaching piano at HCTC in 2012. Opening music was provided by adult piano students Rita Fletcher and Keisha Little.
The recital opened with instructor Kay Allen Crowe and Alice Caudill performing the hymn “Ill Fly Away.” They were followed by another adult student, Millie Feltner, who performed Dolly Parton’s “Love is Like a Butterfly.” Synighta Allen followed Feltner with the hymn “I Can Only Imagine.” Next Willow Campbell followed with the melody, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and Kennedy MaKayla Farler played “Canon in D.” Charleigh Fletcher went next with the melody, “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy,” followed by Isabella Little with “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Khloe Hall performed “This Little Light of Mine,” followed by the pop song “Happier,” performed by Avery Conley. Conley was followed by Madisyn Alexis Farler with Dolly Parton’s “Nine to Five,” and Emma Napier with Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” Ava Little followed with another Dolly Parton song, “I Will Always Love You.” Matthew Napier performed “All My Hope,” by David Crowder and was followed by Emma Fletcher with “How Great Thou Art,” and Ella Collett with “Amazing Grace. Ivanka Sharma played the Beethoven symphony “Fur Elise,” and was followed by Alice Caudill with “Suo Gan - Empire of the Sun,” by S. Spielburg. Sara Spicer performed “Sonata No. 14 - Moonlight” / “Nothing Else Matters” by Beethoven and Metallica. Sophia Jiang was the last of the students to perform with Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C-Minor.”
The concert was closed by instructor Kay Allen Crowe performing “Climb Every Mountain” / “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music.