A newly installed piano will be featured for the first time in the November 19th performance. The 1995 Weber upright piano was the first piano Jonathan Hatch played when he began taking lessons as a child in Houston, Texas. The piano was a gift to the Hatches from his grandparents, Anne and Eastman Hatch of Logan. The piano traveled from Texas to Cheyenne, Wyoming several years later when the Hatches were upgraded to a baby grand piano and the Weber was passed on to Richard's sister Annie Hatch and her family. Recently Annie upgraded to a Steinway grand piano and has released the Weber back to Logan for use in the Mansion performances.
The November 19th performance will feature favorites from this past year's programs, such as "The Music Box of Anna Eva Fay," which made its debut at the Mansion in August and "The Ink of the Enamored", an effect conceived by the great Viennese conjurer, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806-1875). Punx's "Heart of Glass", accompanied by Saint-Saens' "The Swan" and Dai Vernon's "Symphony of the Rings" accompanied by Fritz Kreisler's "Tambourin Chinois" are also among the pieces to be included on the program. Musical selections, both solo pieces and performed simultaneously with the magic, by Bach, Bartok, Miyagi and others will again be part of the afternoon performance.
Tickets are $10 for adults, just $7 for children under 12. As only 56 seats are available, advance purchase is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be purchased online at the Hatch Academy website www.HatchAcademy.com or by calling 435-932-0017.
Richard Hatch holds two graduate degrees in Physics from Yale University, but finds it easier apparently to violate the laws of nature than to discover them. A childhood interest in magic became a lifelong obsession after he met and was encouraged by the German magician Fredo Raxon in 1970. A full time professional “deceptionist”
Rosemary Kimura Hatch received her Masters degree from Yale School of Music and her Bachelors Degree with Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music. She has studied Chamber Music with the Fine Arts, Tokyo and Cleveland Quartets and with Raphael Hillyer. She has performed with the New Haven, Hartford, San Antonio and Houston Symphonies and with the Houston Grand Opera. Her principle private instructors have been Sergiu Luca, Syoko Aki, Peter Salaff, Charles Castleman and Martha Katz. As a teacher herself she has been on the faculty of Music Schools in New Haven, Milwaukee and Houston. She currently teaches privately at the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in Logan and at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan. She and Richard Hatch were married in 1982 and have two children, Catherine and Jonathan.
Jonathan Hatch has studied piano with Paul Krystofiak at St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas and with Sophia Gilmson at the University of Texas in Austin. He is currently studying piano privately with Hilary Coombs while simultaneously pursuing studies to become a Veterinary Technician. In his spare time, he volunteers at the Cache Valley Humane Society.
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The Hatch Academy of Magic & Music is an educational institution in Logan, Utah offering private and group instruction in sleight-of-hand and violin performance.