Oct. 14, 2012
-- After a four month hiatus, the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music will present a final performance for this year of their popular "Matinée Enchantée" ensemble program at the Thatcher-Young Mansion (35 W 100 S in Logan) on Saturday, October 27th at 2 p.m. Making her debut with Richard and Rosemary Hatch will be pianist Shannon Lee. Shannon replaces Jonathan Hatch, who has moved to Moab to pursue a career as a vet tech. "We are very excited to be working with a pianist of Shannon's talent," said Richard Hatch. "We look forward to future performances with her in Logan and elsewhere in 2013." Shannon has performed with her older siblings Sherilyn and Brandon Lee in Texas and California as well as for the last ten years each summer here in Logan on the Tabernacle at Noon Concert series. She has won numerous awards and studied with Brandon Lee and Professors Dennis Hirst and Gary Amano.
The October 27th performance will feature favorites from prior programs, such as "The Music Box of Anna Eva Fay," 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". 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 $8 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”
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 is a member o the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is a lifetime member of the Society of American Magicians. Until recently he was also co-owner with Charlie Randall of H & R Magic Books, the world’s largest purveyors of magic books (www.magicbookshop.com)
. Among magicians he is perhaps best known for his research on the identity of “S. W. Erdnase”, the mysterious author of the 1902 classic, Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, and as the translator from German into English of works about Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser (1806 – 1875), Paul Potassy, and the first four volumes of Roberto Giobbi’s acclaimed Card College course of card manipulation. A graduate of Logan Junior High and Logan High School, Richard and his wife Rosemary moved to Logan in October 2010 where they have opened the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music (www.hatchacademy.com)
in the historic 1878 Thatcher-Young Mansion. Richard serves on the board of the Sunshine Terrace Foundation.
Rosemary Kimura Hatch received her Masters degree from the Yale School of Music and her Bachelors Degree with Performer’s Certificate from the 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.
Shannon Lee has performed with her older siblings Sherilyn and Brandon Lee in Texas and California as well as for the last ten years each summer here in Logan on the Tabernacle at Noon Concert Series. She has won numerous awards and studied with Brandon Lee and Professors Dennis Hirst and Gary Amano.
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.