Elegy for JFK

By: Sunday November 17, 2013 8:15 am

The Anchorage Civic Orchestra will be giving our 2013 Fall Concert on November 22nd. Back in late August, when we began our once-per-week rehearsals, a member observed that our concert will occur on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The theme of our concert is Four Centuries of American Music, with works written in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries being programmed. After mulling over the idea for four days, I wrote this simple, direct elegy over Labor Day weekend.

 

Saturday Art: The Joys of Watching Young People Mature as Musicians

By: Saturday April 6, 2013 8:00 pm

No musician matures by herself, or by himself. From the beginnings, child musicians search for ways to express themselves from their own hearts and minds. Even if drawn toward music from within, they usually seek to emulate someone older, though. Eventually, they gain craft and intricate skills through guidance from teachers, mentors, siblings or parents, and from occasionally hearing or seeing prominent or famous performers.

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