Join us for the
Clara Schumann Festival
Sunday, September 22
3:45 - 6:00 PM
This free event celebrates Clara Schumann's 200th birthday with a concert of her piano pieces and songs. The concert will be preceded by an introduction of the Memphis Center for Independent Living by director Sandi Klink. After the concert everybody is invited to a free reception, after which there will be another part of the concert.
Performed pieces include the Scherzo for piano op. 10, the piano Sonata, Drei Romanzen op. 21, Songs op. 12, Six Songs op. 13, Lorelei, Mein Stern, the Piano Trio op. 17, and others.
Performers include singers Valetta Brinson, Lori Kearney, Sandi Klink, JemmiLou Rye, Rachel Scott, Terri Theil, and pianists Anna Neal, Judith Pfeiffer, Enrica Ramey, Marcie Richardson, Maeve Brophy, and cellist Ann Ivins, and flutist Jeanne Simmons.
Buntyn Presbyterian Church has a strong tradition of music and performance. Our choir rehearses at 10:30 AM on Sundays, and we also feature regular concerts and guest musicians as part of our service of worship.
Leslie Andersson coordinates our children's choir on the second Sunday of each month.
Concerts at Buntyn
Buntyn Presbyterian Church hosts four classical concerts every year on Sundays at 4:00 PM. This concert series was founded in 2015. These concerts are always free to the public and are followed by a light reception.
Dr. Judith Pfeiffer
Judith Pfeiffer, born in Germany, has performed throughout Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Italy, France, Portugal, and the United States. She holds five degrees in Piano Performance/Piano Education from three different countries, including a doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Memphis. Her CD, “Brahms and His Time,” features romantic piano works by Johannes Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann, and Frederic Chopin. With her expertise of Brahms, she enthusiastically accepted the invitation from Friends of Goethe and the German Consulate in Atlanta to perform “Brahms and His Time” on a Southern tour. She also performed in several venues in Florida, including the Royalty Theater in Clearwater, Keene Faculty Center Recital Series at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and at the 7th International Festival of Women Composers in Gainesville (recorded for National Public Radio). Judith is passionate about piano teaching and teaches piano at her home.