INNOVATION THROUGH THE ARTS FORUM
THIS WEDNESDAY from noon to 3pm at the Monterey County Office of Education Media Center, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, will include lunch, keynote speaker Dr Bill Herkelrath of Ashdown University, various breakout modules with staff and guests and student musical performances.
HOW ORNETTE COLEMAN FREED JAZZ
GEOFF DYER wrote this perspective for the New York Review of Books. Click HERE
LOVING GLEN CAMPBELL
CNN broadcast a 30-minute documentary Sunday night that traces the singing superstar’s descent into Alzheimer’s. It was heart-wrenching to watch but a huge demonstration of the love that surrounds him. Songwriter Jimmy Webb gave Campbell three of his greatest hits, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, The Wichita Lineman and Galveston. But his biggest hit was Larry Weiss’ Like a Rhinestone Cowboy.
HOW DOES A PIANIST REMEMBER 30K NOTES?
‘RACH 3’—Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto—gives its soloists 30,000 notes to play. How do they do it? Click HERE
‘ARTFUL LEARNING’ CONFERENCE IN NAPA
DESIGNED FOR ARTS EDUCATORS, plus anyone interested, the second Summer Session, July 21-24, will be held at Salvador Elementary Magnet School in Napa. Guest speaker is Alexander Bernstein, son of the great conductor/composer. (310) 383-6647. Click HERE
THREE NEW GUITAR PIECES
ELIOT FISK & classical guitar colleagues are performing Friday in CSU Monterey Bay’s Summer Arts. Guitarist David Starobin has just released a new Bridge CD of concertos by American composers Richard Wernick and Paul Lansky and a duo by Danish composer Poul Ruders. These are important additions to the guitar repertoire. To read more, click HERE
PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE
LAYNE LITTLEPAGE opens her new musical show, Everybody Says Don’t!, this weekend at Carmel’s Cherry Foundation. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor