Sister Elaine Gentemann 30 Apr 1991 Kerrville Times (TX)
Pianist, composer to present concert Fredericksburg Music Club performance Sunday The Fredericksburg Music Club will present a concert by pianist and composer Sister Elaine Gentemann on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Gillespie County Historical Society Center, 312 W. San Antonio Street Sister Elaine, a native of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg and daughter of the late John and Mary Meckel Gentemann, will present a concert that is a slight departure from the usual presented by the Fredericksburg Music Club. Sister Elaine has done extensive work in the area of musical composition, composition, especially church music, such as masses, motets, hymns and choral works, as well as secular pieces: solos, trios and choruses, plus instrumental instrumental numbers for piano, violin, organ organ and wind ensembles. Sunday's performance will focus on one specific area that Sister Elaine calls "Functional Music" — piano music geared specifically to the needs of the average music lover who enjoys playing and listening to music that is tuneful, relaxing, technically technically easy, and in her words "just plain fun" and very enjoyable. Sister Elaine finds that the average average music lover is not interested in pursuing advanced knowledge of musical composition, but finds great satisfaction and pure joy in playing beautiful melodies inherent in tunes from musicals such as Camelot, The Sound of Music, and My Fair Lady; also in Beatles' songs, Joplin and Webber favorites, exquisite melodies melodies hidden in the middle movements movements of sonatas and concerti. Sister Elaine's musical career includes includes many honors. The Fredericksburg Music Club invites the public to attend. A freewill freewill donation will be taken at the door.