Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm
An Invitation to the Dance
Beethoven, Menuetto from Symphony No. 1
Some Cultural Selections from the Internet by Foley Schuler…
When eminent conductor Gustav Meier died on May 27 at his home in Ann Arbor at the age 86, he was widely considered among the world’s greatest teachers of conducting, having taught at Yale University, Tanglewood Music Center, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, University of Michigan and other institutions. His last post, from which he recently retired, was director of the graduate conducting program at Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Here is an appreciation from Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose Symphony Meier conducted for 41 seasons.
Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis would have turned 90 on May 25—and 25 years after his death the influence of this iconic creator continues to touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Here is an interesting website that demonstrates the reach of the influence and reach of his legacy by tracing every single Wikipedia article that mentions his name.
Hopefully some of you had a chance to enjoy the luminous and insightful reflections of acclaimed fiction writer George Saunders at this recent Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. Here, from The Atlantic, George Saunders Explains How to Tell a Good Story.
A great lover of libraries, I've been to several of these (and at least come maddeningly close to several others). Prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor as you enjoy these 24 libraries of the world so magnificent they’ll take your breath away.
The kinetic, 39-ton statue of Franz Kafka’s head, recently erected in Prague, is the latest creation of artist David Černý. You can read more here,
This spring the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, has brought the poet’s beloved orchard back to life and restored her gardens as well: The Lost Gardens of Emily Dickinson.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
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