Jonathan, Richard and Rosemary Hatch (Photo by Levi Sim)
- Jun. 12, 2012 - LOGAN, Utah --
Selections from the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music's popular series of "Matinée Enchantée" programs of magic and music at the Thatcher-Young Mansion will form the basis for their performance at Logan's historic Tabernacle at noon on Tuesday, June 19th. Among the ensemble pieces will be Punx's "Heart of Glass", which tells the story of a miser who struggles to overcome a spell cast upon him by a witch, accompanied by Saint-Saëns "The Swan", and "The Music Box of Anna Eva Fay" which was inspired by the famous vaudeville psychic who maintained a friendship with the arch debunker of mediumistic frauds, Harry Houdini. Dai Vernon's "Symphony of the Rings" accompanied by Fritz Kreisler's "Tambourin Chinois" and "The Miracle of the Jadoo-Wallah"
, a tradition feat of Indian magic, accompanied by Rimsky-Korsakoff's "Sheherezade"
are also among the pieces to be included on the program. Musical and magical solos will alternate with the ensemble pieces.
No tickets are required for this free performance, which is part of the Logan Tabernacle and Concert Series.
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”
since 1983, Richard moved with his wife, violinist Rosemary Kimura, to Houston, Texas in 1985, shortly after winning first place in the annual New England Close Up Magic Competition in Worcester, Massachusetts. For several years he honed his craft entertaining the guests as one of the house magicians at Houston's Magic Island Nightclub before devoting himself exclusively to private and corporate work, traveling internationally on behalf of his clients. Richard and his wife Rosemary moved to Cache Valley in October 2010 and opened the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in Logan's historic 1878 Thatcher-Young Mansion in January 2011. Richard serves on the board of the Sunshine Terrace Foundation.
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 recently completed studies to be a veterinary technician at BATC and is seeking employment in that field.Photo: