30. August 2013 · Comments Off on Seamus Heaney 1939-2013 · Categories: Losses

Poet Seamus Heaney died today. I studied some of his work when I was trying to be a poet.

From the YouTube page:
I – A Dream of Flight
II – Anxiety Dream
III – Waking in Tears
IV – Glanmore Sonnet #10

Recorded live and unedited (well one edit to replace a broken string!) on May 21st, 2013 at the Gold Room, Pasadena, CA.

Kate Allen, Adrian Spence, Nicholas Daniel, Catherine Leonard, Richard Yongjae O’Neill & Warren Jones perform Ian Wilson’s Dreamgarden, a work inspired by one of Seamus Heaney’s Glanmore Sonnets.

Dreamgarden was commissioned by Camerata Pacifica, with generous support from Robert M. Light and Ann Koepfli, and dedicated to the memory of former Board member and friend Sandy Saunderson and his wife Lulu.

This was one of 4 performances premiering the work in the United States.

http://www.cameratapacifica.org. Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

30. August 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Gahhhh I miss my Oboe … Please Send Get well Cards to it at the Oboe Hospital