Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Music Yet Heard ~ In Memory of William R. Hargrove, 1926-2010. Founder/Music Director, Carnegie Room Concerts, Nyack, New York

In dedication to the memory of
William R. Hargrove

Many a sounding memory from performances of a yesteryear
From a heartfelt dream and a vision held clear
A love of music a tradition of presentation
Brought he an outstanding series held in celebration
A tradition to endure and brought forward this day
Alive and resounding music brought our very way
One could feel the pleasure and the delight he knew
A pause a deep breath of satisfaction made known to you
A gentle smile and applause he did ever share
For blessed he felt by music and its loving care
In gratitude be he held in day present and memory sublime
For all yet held in heart, the Muse divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Music Yet Heard, Image, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.

The Carnegie Room concert series has a long history: It was established in 1982 by pianist William Hargrove as the St. Paul's Festival of the Arts, with concerts held at St. Paul's Church in Nyack. When Yashar Yaslowitz joined as co-director in 2007, it was renamed the South Nyack Recital Series, with a focus on solo piano performances. Shortly afterward, when Hargrove retired, Yaslowitz became executive director.

In loving gratitude for all that William Hargrove has brought to so many do plan to attend, March 19, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Carnegie Room Concerts, The Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, New York - 845-608-3593 -

In Memory of William Hargrove
Founder/Music Director, Carnegie Room Concerts
Jennifer Eyges, soprano; Peter Tarsio, piano
Beethoven — ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, Op.27 No.2
Granados — La Maja y el RuiseƱor
Chopin — Waltz in E minor, Op.posth.
Schumann — In der Fremde; Widmung
Schubert — Die Forelle; Serenade
Bizet — Habanera
Songs and Arias by Handel, Mozart, Tosti, Pucini
March 19, Saturday at 7:30 pm


  1. What a marvelous tribute to a man who obviously was very special!

  2. Thank You Theanne,

    William's love of music brought 25 years of concerts and countless opportunities for musicians to share their love of music and their accomplished mastery. If you were near, I would look forward to your sharing in this musical tribute.

  3. Would that I were, but alas! Mine to enjoy vicariously through you! Music is such a wonderful thing...reaching beyond borders and boundaries, into the hearts of those who listen!

  4. Dear Theanne, Do avail yourself of the posted music videos - each offered for the joy they do bring - yes... "reaching beyond borders and boundaries, into the hearts of those who listen!" The piano performances of Maksim Mrvica are particularly moving. February posts to enjoy.

    More hugs,
    Rose Marie