Monday, October 2, 2017

Welcome to The FWC MUSIC SECTION 2017-2018

Welcome to the 2017-2018 FWC Centennial Celebration Year!
For us in the Music Section, we start our 4th year with strong programs and enthusiastic members of the Section. More members are participating in the programming, we have more diverse programs, and some new members will be joining us.

Jo Knopoff, our regular guest resident, with Zorana (Music Section chair)
and our newest Music Section member June Bulkacz
Photo credits: Milos Ercegovac (explains why I hold two glasses of wine)
Last night, October 1, 2017, we started off celebrating the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, known as LACO @ 50 with Joshua Bell performing Bernstein's Serenade (inspired by Plato's text on love in his Symposium). Leonard Bernstein who would be 100 in 2018 wrote the piece in 1940, dedicating it to his mentor Serge Koussevitzky and his wife Natalie.
From program Notes: "The fugue-like beginning of the first movement represents the speech of Phaedrus, who praises Eros, the god of love."

Joshua Bell with visiting conductor Jaime Martin and LACO
Photo: Zorana Ercegovac

Our October 2017 Music Section meeting is hosted by Jarka Wilcox and programmed by our own Debby Kennel. She selected Henry Purcell (1659-1695), an English composer of the middle Baroque period for our October 18th music section meeting.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) 

In addition, we wish to make this year special. Some of our wonderful and talented members have decided to share music events with the FWC Board, guests, and with sister sections, such as Play-Reading, Book Section, and Creative Writing. We will again share our Holiday Sing-Along (December 20th) at Jarka and Tom Wilcox home. We are grateful to Shirley Ho who will be our hostess and vocalist, February 21st at her house. We will celebrate Chinese New Year and fellowship with music and delicious dishes!

We continue to enjoy various local concert hall and museum venues where arts intersect and empower us. Examples include Shagall: Fantasies for the Stage at LACMA where Chagall's stage designs and costumes work together with Stravinsky's Firebird, with Mozart's Magic Flute, or with Ravel's Daphne and Chloe.

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