After graduating from Iowa State University, twenty-two-year old John Hoelzer moved to Muscatine to take an engineering job at HNI. Though new to the community, Hoelzer has already started looking for ways to give back. On Sunday, November 17th, Hoelzer will hold a concert to support Senior Resources.
During his senior year of high school, Hoelzer developed an interest in piano. Using only a “How To” book and his grandmother’s piano, he taught himself to play. In college, he studied classical piano seriously, taking lessons from Dr. Mei-Hsuan Huang.
When Hoelzer moved to Muscatine, he began playing for the residents of Sunnybrook at Muscatine on weekends, whenever time allowed. Through these sessions, he came up with the idea of holding a concert to raise money for Senior Resources.
To that end, Hoelzer organized “An Afternoon of Music,” which will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church on 211 Walnut Street at 3:00 pm. For a freewill donation to Senior Resources, concert goers can enjoy a wide variety of classical music. This will include pieces from Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin, as well as an original piece by Hoelzer himself.
As Hoelzer prepares for his first solo concert, he encourages everyone to come out and enjoy wonderful music for a good cause. “It’s definitely for anybody who loves music and definitely for anybody who wants to give back to the community,” he emphasized.