We continue with unique events and programs for this FWC Centennial Year. We have special announcements to make. First off, our dear Music Section member Roma King (see a photo of her below), has made an amazing personal and professional achievement, and we wish to share this with all of you.
|Roma King with a copy of her book:|
"Footsteps in the Snow: A true story of one family's journey out of Siberia"
Photo credits: Zorana Ercegovac
August 30th 2018
The premiere will be held at the DWOR WILKOWICE, about 70 km away from Warsaw, where she will show her documentary 60 minute film to a group of guests (September 8th) followed by an official premiere at a large theater in Warsaw (September 18th).
|Sipping coffee and marveling the personal story of one family's journey during the WWII|
Photo credits: Zorana Ercegovac
August 30th 2018 in Santa Monica
|Roma shared with me a copy of an official invitation for her|
documentary film to be premiered in Warsaw, Poland
Many of us will be fortunate to view Roma's story on the big screen on October 21st at 3 PM (The Laemmle's Film Center in Santa Monica, 1332 2nd street).
It tells the story of the Michniewicz family and childhood memories, but most of all it is the story of the family's escape from Siberia during WWII.
This afternoon, we sipped coffee and chatted about the forthcoming events, receptions, galas, and gowns she will soon have in Poland. Roma, who earned her master's in education, has been our FWC member since 1981 with varied interests in music, cooking, bridge, writing, and theater. She joined the FWC as a faculty wife. Now that she is retired, she finds herself as busy as she was prior to her retirement. I will post more photos after Roma returns from Poland.
What an achievement! Congratulations!
We wish you much success in your personal and professional life!!
Please calendar OCTOBER 17th as our first Music Section date in this 2018-2019 Season. As always, we will start at 12:30 PM. Please read the UPDATE September/October issue 2018 for details and the program: "UNDERSTANDING THE ARGENTINE TANGO," to be presented by Dr. Jaime Bulkacz (AKA June's husband). More about this event, VERY SOON, so visit us often, we want to hear from you.
The UCLA Faculty Women's Club Centennial Celebration started off earlier, in December of 2017. However, I want to share with you another celebratory Music Section event and program that was held yesterday, February 21, 2018. Varied and rich program and the inclusive makeup of our attendees celebrated the 2018 Lunar New Year at the home of Shirley Ho.
Below is the photo of the FWC members who participated in the event and this unique and festive, interdisciplinary program.
|From left: Rochelle, Marianne, Debby, Joy, June, Olga, Zorana, Roma, Shirley|
Helen, Maria, Mary Ann, Dorothea, Bette, Jarka (Jo attended, not in the photo)
Photo credit: Kelli Yang
The program included a live performance by Ceri Hui on the Chinese instrument ERHU.
|Ceri Hui explaining the instrument and performing:|
Full of Joy, and Fengyang Flower Drum
The attendees enjoyed selected readings of poems by Robert Frost, A Prayer in Spring, read by Zorana, Shakespeare's Sonnet 98, read by Mary Ann, Dorothea recited a poem in English and German, and Debby read verses in Italian.
Joy brought a CD for us to listen to La Primavera concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 8 by Antonio Vivaldi (in three movements: Allegro, Largo, Allegro). Earlier in the year, Debby Kennel, our Music Section productive member, presented the entire session on Vivaldi.
Scroll down this blog to see that session.
As the program shows, Shirley, our hostess and vocalist, treated us with a delicious and healthy luncheon.
|Shirley Ho about to perform Chinese folk songs:|
I Love You
the Snow That Comes from Beyond the Great Wall
Sing Jiang Folk Song
|B-day Section members: (from left standing)|
Simone, June, Mireya, Shirley (the hostess), Elisabeth, Maria, Dagmar, Sandy
Helen and Patti are sitting
|The BIRTHDAY Cake for Joyce and Mary Lou|
We attend excellent concerts like the one honoring Hindustani (North Indian) music tradition:
|Students performing sitar and tabla in the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens|
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG POTLUCK GATHERING -- December 20th 2017
We are starting off with our traditional Sing-Along holiday potluck music program. This year we invited, besides all music section members, the "bookies," play-readers, FWC board members, as well as husbands and/or partners.
|Our vocalists accompanied by Zorana at the piano (home of Jarka and Tom Wilcox)|
|Shirley Ho, FWC Music Section vocalist-in-residence|
|Joy and Gerry Frank, this time we invited the husbands. The event was very successful!|
|A subset of the Music Section membership|
From left: Glorya, Mireya, Helen, Simone, Rochelle, Joy, Zorana (Chair),
Jarka (hostess), Jo (guest), Olga, Debby (presenter: Purcell), June (newest member)
For those of you who would like to read about
Smetana's biographical details and hear his music, visit our many local and UCLA libraries.
See you all tomorrow.
For those of you who would like to be ahead of our next program, titled "Chopin -- Master Pianists, Pride of Poland (1810-1849)," visit numerous sources to listen and learn.
music, mostly for the piano (some of the works you might like:
ballads, etudes, impromptus, mazurkas, nocturnes, polonaises,
preludes, scherzos, sonatas, waltzes), as well as concertos, songs,
and more. The son of a Polish mother and a French father, Chopin was brought up in Warsaw, graduated from the Warsaw
Conservatory, and 21, he arrived in Paris. There, he met writers such as Victor Hugo, Balzac, and Heine, became close friends with Delacroix, Liszt, and Berlioz.
He divided his time between performing, composing, and
Listen to many of the great CDs, DVDs, youtube, and above, live performances.
Looking forward to our January 17th Music Section gathering at Joy's house. The presenters are Joy and Rochelle.