Jury performing Junior Piano Recital on March 4

Three students junior piano recital 
betsy george 
oliva jury 
mollie beaver
(L to R): Betsy George, Olivia Jury, and Mollie Beaver

Tabor College music major, Olivia Jury, will perform her junior piano recital Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Jury, daughter of Steven and Kathy Jury, from Hillsboro, Kan., will perform the following musical selections: “Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3” in G-Flat Major by Franz Schubert; Children’s Corner (set of 6 pieces) by Claude Debussy; “Piano Sonata in C# Minor (Moonlight Sonata), Op. 27, No. 2”- Adagio Sostenuto (Movement 1).

“These songs speak to my heart,” Jury said. “The Children’s Corner set illustrates what it can be like to dive into the heart of a child, and the other two songs give the heart a sense of relaxation.”

Jury participates in CCM (Contemporary Christian music) and Concert Choir at Tabor. She plans to be a piano teacher and write and sell her compositions after college.

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Joined by classmates Betsy George (SR, Omaha, Neb.) and Mollie Beaver (SO, Wichita, Kan.), Jury is excited to bring her work before an audience.

“I look forward to showcasing what I’ve been working on in a public setting,” Jury said. “This is my first piano recital in a few years, so I am excited to play what I have been working on.”

George, daughter of Don & Sheila George, will perform three songs alongside accompanist Ms. Jenny Epp. Her selections include “Die Lotosblue” by Robert Schumann, “Quando me’n vo” from La Boheme, written by Giacomo Puccini; and “First Sign of Forever” by Joey Contreras.

“I can’t wait to share the stories behind these songs with my friends and family,” George said.

George majors in graphic design and is active in Tabor Fine Arts. She participates in the Concert Choir, Chamber Voices, and Theatre of Voices. She has also been in three fall musicals. George will return to Tabor in the fall to obtain her M.B.A.  

Beaver, daughter of David and Darcy Beaver, will also perform with Epp as accompanist and sing four selections: “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini, “Beau soir” by Claude Debussy, “Lydia” by Gabriel Faure, and “Ridonami La calma” by Paolo Tosti.

“I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned these last two years with my friends and family, and hearing their opinions on my growth as a performer,” Beaver said.

Beaver is also a music major and is working on a business minor. She participates in Concert Choir, the Contemporary Christian Music teams, and Share, Prayer & Dare (SP&D) at Tabor. She is also a two-time semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition from Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI). She placed third in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition through the organization.