It is very special that Romayne Wheeler performs here, because he is a pianist of international renown. In 1968 he graduated as a composer from the University of Vienna. Since then he has performed in more than fifty countries. In 1992, the American Wheeler gave his life a special turn when he went to live with the indigenous Tarahumara people in Mexico. This earned him the nickname 'El pianista de la sierra'.
The Tarahumaras are a very poor people who have to survive under extremely difficult circumstances. From time to time, Romayne Wheeler leaves 'his' Tarahumaras to give concerts in Europe, Canada and the US. In this way he can collect money that the Tarahumaras use for education and medical care.
On May 20 Wheeler will play works by Schumann, Massenet and Beethoven. In addition, he also plays his own compositions, which are influenced by the extreme landscape of North-West Mexico and the Tarahumara culture. Unique compositions, which testify to a great sense of wonder and a love for nature. In between he tells more about his music and the audience hears fascinating anecdotes.
Visitors will enjoy an evening full of beautiful music and beautiful images of the Tarahumaras. Entrance is free; there is a money collection for the benefit of the foundation that supports the Tarahumaras. In short, every reason to come to the Maria Virgo Regina church (Heelsumseweg 1 in Bennekom) on Saturday evening 20 May! The concert starts at 8 p.m., with coffee and tea from 7:30 p.m.
If you cannot come to the concert, you can still support Romayne's beautiful work by making a donation to: NL 91 ASNB 8819 85 95 48 in the name of. E.J.J.M. Konincks.