On Saturday, November 21, 2020, we hosted Dr. Elly Toyoda, a world-class violinist, and her artist/composer friends for a fun salon of music and discussion.
The program was streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube – although we had some difficulties with the YouTube stream and resorted to inviting participants into the zoom room. We will do that in the future so they can participate in Q/A if they desire.
The artists and composers who will joined Dr. Toyoda are as follows:
· Martin Bresnick – Composer
· Cherylyn Lavagnino – Contemporary Dancer
· Scott Ordway – Composer
· Sabina Petra – Actor, singer, composer, writer
· Matthew Duvall – Percussionist and co-founder of Eighth Blackbird
An entertaining evening for all – fun variety of percussion sounds with detailed explanations. Participation from audience members made the evening very special. THANK YOU, Matthew and Lisa! Well done!
On Monday evening, December 5, the Big Shoulders Ensemble joined enthusiastic guests with a delightful “chamber jam!”
Musicians traded off as they filled the evening with works of Mozart, Wagner, and others – playing together unrehearsed for the first time and filling the room with chamber music – the “way it was originally conceived.”
As the philosopher Goethe explained, chamber music is an “Intelligent conversation” – and the musicians of the Big Shoulders ensemble proved his point completely!
The ensemble WILL BE BACK in the spring – so stay tuned!!