Final Mansion Performance of Magic and Music June 9th

Magician Richard Hatch, violinist Rosemary Hatch and pianist Jonathan Hatch offer a final presentation of their "Matinée Enchantée" program at the Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th.
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May 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The Hatch family's fifth and final performance at the Mansion this season on Saturday, June 9th may be their final performance there for the foreseeable future. Rosemary Hatch will spend six weeks in June, July and early August teaching at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and current plans for the use of the Thatcher-Young Mansion indicate that the performing space will likely be transformed into a photography studio during that period. "We love the charm and intimacy of the small performance space at the Mansion," said Richard Hatch. "It allows us to include repertoire that would not be possible in a larger space. At the same time, the limitation to just 56 seats has meant turning away prospective audience members at the last moment at several recent performances. We do plan to resume ensemble performances of music and magic in Cache Valley in the Fall, but we are looking at other suitable venues should the Thatcher-Young Mansion no longer be available." Among the spaces Hatch cited as possible venues for their performances are the Dansante recital hall, the stage at the Whittier Center, The Wasserman Recital Hall at Red Balloon Toys, and the recital hall at The Book Table. "There is no shortage of suitable space for such performances," says Hatch, "But the Thatcher-Young Mansion has a charisma all its own and we will miss giving regular performances there should the new use of that space preclude them."

The June 9th performance will feature a new finale for the ensemble, featuring magic from Japan and China, accompanied by Bartok's Rumanian Dances. Also featured will be Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser's "Ink of the Enamored", in which a borrowed finger ring is used to test the purity of the owner's affections, Punx's "Heart of Glass", accompanied by Saint-Saëns "The Swan", which  tells the story of a miser who struggles to overcome a spell cast upon him by a witch, 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" is also among the pieces to be included on the program. Musical selections, both solo pieces and performed simultaneously with the magic, by Bach, Beethoven, 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 so advance purchase is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be purchased online at the Hatch Academy website or by calling                         435-932-0017            .

Performer's biographies:

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.
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