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Newsletter: July-August 2022

Welcome to the July–August 2022 chapter newsletter.  As summer days become summer nights, let us pause and reflect on all that we are – and all that we could be. This month’s musical recommendation is the Nocturne from Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Op. 61). Following the Dionysian antics of […]

Newsletter-June 2022

Contents CHAPTER NEWS EVENTS FEATURES Welcome to the June 2022 chapter newsletter.  It’s summertime. And, all things considered, the living is easy. Please, if you’re inclined, checkout this recording of Gershwin’s Summertime by The Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsChamber Ensemble. Like many Gershwin compositions, Summertime occupies a dual existence: sometimes catchy jazz tune; […]

Newsletter-May 2022

Contents CHAPTER NEWS EVENTS FEATURES Welcome to the May 2022 chapter newsletter.  For May’s musical selection, I’ll resist the cliché of Vivaldi’s “Spring,” as it’s probably the most ubiquitous and overplayed classical piece in history. Try instead Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances. These are two sets of light musical pieces I discovered by accident one spring […]

Newsletter-April 2022

Contents CHAPTER NEWS CHAPTER EVENTS FEATURES Welcome to the April 2022 chapter newsletter.  April, quite unexpectedly, is a month of mystery. Though it derives from the Latin Aprilis, the root of the name is unclear. It may come from aperio – “to open”, in reference to the blooming of April flowers. Or, so says Ovid, […]

Newsletter- March 2022

Contents CHAPTER NEWS CHAPTER EVENTS FEATURES Welcome to the March 2022 chapter newsletter. March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war and divine father to Romulus and Remus. March inaugurated the ancient season of warfare, when swords clanged, soldiers rallied, and emperors were made, not born.  If you haven’t yet, listen to The […]