Another concert for review

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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.

Additional concert for review

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:

  • Saturday, March 9th
  • Sun Valley Community Church – Tempe
  • 6101 S. River Dr., Tempe AZ 85283
  • 4pm

Donation only, no set price

Reflection Question Online

Each semester I ask students to offer an assessment of their own sense of wonder and depth of inquiry by asking a reflection question:

“What have you learned that is of value in music class this semester?”

Full directions are available right now on Jupiter.  I encourage students to start writing the reflection question as soon as possible. 

The reflection question is heavily weighted and can make the difference of a half letter in the semester grade. 

To look at the prompt, students need to log into Jupiter, click on “Show More” on the To Do list for music class, and then click on the Reflection Question.

The assignment is due by 11:59pm December 17.  It will go offline at that time and I will accept no more responses. 

Arizona Pro Arte 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

This concert will be acceptable for review. 

Hallelujah chorus parts online

Students in both 10th and 11th grade are expecting to perform the magnificent “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah

To help you learn your part, go here to find your own part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) emphasized in audio recordings. 

The parts are on the Music Downloads tab. 

Cantilena Concert 9/29/18

I received the following message from Mrs. Marlynn Rey, former Cantamus director and member of Arizona Cantilena:

I wanted to make sure you know about the Arizona Cantilena Chorale … concert coming up on Sept. 29th in Scottsdale at the Taliesin West Pavilion.  This is going to be a magnificent concert featuring Paul Phoenix (former King Singer from the UK) in conjunction with the Chorale.  Dr. David Thye (principal conductor at Carnegie Hall for MidAmerica Productions, NY) is now our Cantilena director and has turned up the heat in terms of musical excellence for us. 

Performances are 5pm and 7pm.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite here

This concert, while not on the concert review agreement list, is acceptable for review.