My colleague, Mrs. Wilkison, found this article. Music is good for the mind and the body, including treatment for heart ailments, brain dysfunction, learning disabilities, depression, PTSD, and Alzheimers. Doctors are prescribing it!
Supporting research included studies at the Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain, McGill University, the Namm Foundation, UCLA, Journal Psychology of Music, and others. For more detail, please see the article.
For all you procrastinators, here’s a last-minute concert for you to review. I received the following message from Mrs. Marlyn Rey, former director of Cantamus and member of the choral ensemble “Cantilena.”
“The Arizona Cantilena Chorale will be performing this next weekend! Come one, come all and spread the word to music lovers. A cappella sacred, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, new work by Alan Petker directed by the composer himself. I hope you can come! “
The concerts are May 3, 4, and 5. Check the organization’s web site for more information.
Note: these performances are all of the same program, so only one can qualify for concert review.
Due date for both concert reviews (this concert qualifies for one): Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
I was contacted by Arizona Community Church about a wonderful upcoming piano recital. Mr. Sam Rotman is scheduled to play an all-Beethoven program on March 17. Mr. Rotman received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. While a student, he was the recipient of nine awards in the form of grants, scholarships, and prizes. Subsequently, he has been among the winners in five piano competitions, both in the United States and Europe. The most prestigious award was that of Laureate Winner in the 4th International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Austria. He has performed concerts in over 60 countries.
This concert qualifies for review. Use the concert review form.
Sunday, March 17th, 6:00 PM
Arizona Community Church
9325 S Rural RoadTempe, AZ 85284
Free admission. There will be a voluntary offering taken at the end of the concert.
Mrs. Marlynn Rey, former director of Bel Canto and Cantamus, contacted me about her group Cantilena. They are performing a choral concert on Thursday, March 7 that qualifies for review. They will be performing the pieces that they later will perform in Portugal.
Here is the information for this donation only concert:
Arizona Pro Arte contacted me with information about a concert that sounds interesting: “Meat and Potatoes of the German String Quartet,” featuring the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. For more information and tickets click here.