About to begin the show, above, piano students of Kori Mankowski give a piano recital turned “pop concert” on December 2 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Pictured are, from left, Dylan Scott, Georgia Schnepf, Annelise Mankowski, Azhaan Ali, Isabel Scott, Lindsey Flanagan, Gabby Sasso, Ella Gage, Laura Anderson, Adelle Nolan, Stella Keegan, Harper Click, Kate Anderson, Adriana Tamburini, Zainab Lughmani, Bella Sasso, Mariel Nolan, Liam Smith, Jack Schnepf, Abby Fletcher, Ethan Vernon, Shaila Thomas and Livi Olsen and Kori Mankowski. (Not seen are Helen Chappell, Isabel Keegan, Carly Fletcher).
Typically, Mankowski’s piano’s recitals are traditional and classical, but this year was different. She decided to let the students learn pop songs which reflect their era, and have popular music rather than a typical recital.
This type of performance is more on the student’s terms, and they’re excited to play, Mankowski said.
Above, Isabel Scott performs “Titanium” with Caroline Faflak on violin.
Piano student Adriana Tamburini, right, performs “Someone Like You” by Adele, accompanied by her father, Diego Tamburini, on harmonica.
Shaila Thomas sings her solo at the recital.
The students get things going with Ethan Vernon on the piano during “I’ve Got a Feelin'“.