Charity Concert To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis
On stage in New York: Audra McDonald’s in concert; Jeff Britting adapts Ayn Rand’s ‘Anthem’
Progress has been made every year that Fred has been helping this group, granting them access to health care, housing and a weekly food parcel program, says Lewis. Each October, volunteers with Stockwells one-man Peace Corps-like operation organize events in the Rogue Valley to announce the group’s efforts and raise money for Eyes to Burma . All monies go directly to help the refugees. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, there will be a free Meet & Greet photography exhibit at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The next day, Saturday, Oct. 5, there will be benefit concert from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grizzly Peak Winery , 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland ( grizzlypeakwinery.com ) Concert organizer Barbara Goldfarb Seles and other volunteers say this celebration will honor Stockwells hard work and the generous support of the local community.
Concert hall celebrates 10th anniversary
Their music is moving without being overly dramatic, intricate without parading empty virtuosity, and just plain fun to hear. The flute and guitar duo will perform Ben Westfall’s original arrangements of works selected from a variety of genres and instrumentations including film music from Up, Brave, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, The Hours, and Braveheart. The concert will also feature popular songs such as The Boxer and Annie’s Song, as well as selections from Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Flutist Kristin Paxinos holds degrees from Indiana University and DePaul University. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Center with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Guitarist Ben Westfall is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and is a devoted fingerstyle guitarist. Paxinos and Westfall are owners and instructors at Da Capo Music Studio in Elburn. Their studio specializes in private instruction for guitar, piano, and flute and features a separate performance space where they hold bi-weekly student recitals. The Da Capo Duo will perform on Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. The proceeds from the event will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). CF clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF.
landmark, and the famed venue will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with the upcoming 2013-2014 season. The hall, which stands on the corner of 1st Street and Grand Avenue, kicked off its season of celebration earlier this week, starting on Sunday with a free concert featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and other guests. The concert hall continued the festivities into Monday, which was the opening night for WDCHs season, with a concert and gala that celebrated the start of the 10th anniversary festivities. Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma played classical favorites, with selections from Bach, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens, alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic. On the actual anniversary date, the L.A. Phil will play a world premiere of Frank Zappas 200 Motels on Oct. 23. The celebration wont stop there. The rest of the season is sure to spike insightful musical interest and fanciful fun with classical and jazz concerts by numerous special guests, one of which is USCs very own Thornton Symphony. In late November, 14 members of USC Thornton Symphony will partner with the Colburn School and the L.A. Philharmonic for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. James Conlon will conduct War Requiem by Britten as a part of the Britten 100/LA celebration at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and again at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. USC Thornton Symphony orchestra manager Josh Roach is excited to work with Conlon. Its a great opportunity for the students to work with a world-class conductor, James Conlon, gain exposure to one of the great choral-orchestral repertoire pieces of the 20th century, and perform in two fantastic venues: Disney and Segerstrom, Roach said.
5. Its going to be a big thing, McDonald says. Carrie is going to surprise a lot of people. Matthew Lieff Christian in ‘Anthem’ ANTHEM Through Dec. 1. Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W. 37th St. Tickets: $50-$89; (212) 352-3101. Since its full American publication in 1961, Ayn Rands novel Anthem has sold more than 5 million copies. Jeff Britting, a composer curator of the authors archives, adapts the story a young man named Equality 7-2521 and a dystopian future in which there is no room for individuality. Seriously. The use of the word ego is punishable by death. Michael Abrams ‘Thing’ shift: Alexis Kelley & Brian Linden THE PLAYS THE THING Through Oct. 26.