PRLog - June 4, 2014 - LOGAN, Utah -- In their first Mansion performance since last January's Winterfest peformance, the Hatch family returns with a single Summerfest performance at the Thatcher-Young Mansion (35 W 100 S in Logan) on Saturday, June 14th at 2 p.m. This year's Summerfest performance will feature the debut of a new illusion for the ensemble, the famous "See Thru Guillotine" illusion, created by William Schmeelk based on an idea of Alan Wakeling. "I have two historic posters in my collection that feature intriguing accounts of what one might characterize as apparent audience multilation,"
Richard and Rosemary Hatch performing "tamasudare" (Photo by Levi Sim)
The 70 minute program will begin at 2 p.m. and will also feature music by Bach, Kreisler and Saint-Saens and magic by Punx, Vernon and Robert-Houdin, among others. Also featured will be Richard Hatch's original presentation for the traditional Japanese feat known as "Nankin Tamasudare", accompanied by Rosemary's performance of Michiyo Miyagi's "Haru no Umi" (The Sea of Spring).
Tickets to the 2 p.m. performance are just $10 and may be reserved by calling 435-932-0017 or purchased online at http://www.hatchacademy.com. Just 56 seats, so reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
About the performers:
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 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. 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 has also worked as a Veterinary Technician and is currently exploring an interest in the visual arts. In 2013 he was given the Little Bloomsbury Promising Artist Award.
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.