Here are a few resources you may find useful, enjoyable, and interesting.
~ California Department of Public Health
~ LA County Department of Public Health
~ UCLA Health
Don't forget our wonderful UCLA campus.
This morning on the early garden walks, we discovered great plants, medicinal trees and foliage, a stream, and all this in the middle of this angel's metropolis.
This Lilly flower is among thousands of species that thrive in the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA.
Music and Cultural resources:
~ Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra the photo on left:
Jeremy Denk, pianist performs Mozart's Concerto No.19
in F major, K 459.
October 27, 2019 at Royce Hall, UCLA
~ Los Angeles PHIL with PBS for Great Performances
~ Metropolitan Opera
~ Library of Congress has our national cultural treasure
~ Open Culture for thousands of digital books
~ KCRW radio station for classical music
let us be connected, engaged, curious, kind, mindful & safe
Listen to music written during the Spanish influenza (1918)
May 20th will be our inaugural zoom-based Music Section, and our last gathering in 2019/20 Music Season. Our next session will be in October 2020.
I will invite you for our zoom session to be held at 12:25 PM on Wednesday May 20th.
Feel free to have a glass of bubbly and refreshments of your choice.
Our initial program is updated and it IS THE EVENT OF THE MUSIC SECTION SEASON. You will be surprised! So prepare yourself for a live concert on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30 PM.
Our subsequent meetings in 2020 and programs will include pieces, each inspired and written during politically challenging times.
>> Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) wrote Les Illuminations, op. 18 as a 9 song cycle in 1939-1940. We will listen Song No. 9 Depart. Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) wrote lyrics.
>> Ludwig van Bethoven (1770-1827) completed piano sonata Les Adieux, Op. 81a in E flat major on May 4, 1809 as Napoleon's army invaded Vienna. Many other compositions were composed about the same time, such as "EROICA," his Third Symphony (1802), as well as his opera Fidelio (1805).
>> Tchaikovsky’s The 1812 Overture shows the huge cultural impact of the Napoleonic Wars and their place in European memory. It commemorates Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia in 1812 – Napoleon’s defeat and exile on the island of Elba.
Our other programs in the 2020-2021 Music Section Season will proceed as announced in the UPDATE May/June issue, focusing on the Second Viennese School with Getty exhibits.