Some Cultural Selections from the Internet by Foley Schuler…
Jazz great Herbie Hancock gives the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard on The Genius of Miles Davis:
A college student is the first person to find a small detail in an historic painting that brings about a joyful noise: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/offbeat/2014/03/01/ac-ridiculist-oklahoma-music-art-appreciation.cnn.html
“Immature poets imitate. Mature poets steal,” wrote T.S. Eliot. The same, of course, can be applied to musicians. Here, acclaimed composer John Adams talks about stealing from Beethoven (who was himself a “scavenger”) to create his latest work:
We join with the Grand Rapids Symphony in mourning the loss of one of the Symphony’s longtime members, Thomas Erickson, who passed away on February 1--and spent over 30 years as the Symphony’s Assistant Principal Double Bass:
It was a pleasure to welcome to the studio renowned violinist Chee Yun and our good friend--and Music Director of the West Michigan Symphony--Scott Speck, to appear on my program in advance of the Symphony’s “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” concert this past weekend. Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the interview—and, of course her performances at the Frauenthal Theater and The Block. Here is a photo from their visit—and you can check out Chee Yun’s YouTube channel for more performances by this remarkable artist:
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
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