Archive for April, 2008
The Florida Orchestra put the sun to sleep for Clearwater at Coachman Park with a variety of Music for all taste.
The military seemed especially pleased with the salute to each of our armed forces.
Let’s see to it that our government backs up that salute with the funds and programs to Support Our Troops as they return home.
The Maestro brought the house down at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Tampa Performing Arts Center last weekend.
The concert, The Florida Orchestra and the Maestro played together beautifully!
“Singing puts starch in our spines”
What a powerful message you gave us along with many other wise words of wisdom. Thank you for your courage of being all you can be and the encouragement that you give all those you touch through your friendship, performances and words!
Emily Metcalf passed away March 31st, surrounded by a loving community of music and meditation. Emily was a cellist with the Hartford Symphony, a Music Together instructor, a teacher of cello and improvisation, a founding member of Music For People’s Musicianship Program, a recording artist, and a kind soul with an enormous heart. She is survived by her husband James Oshinsky, their daughters Breanna and Kira, stepson Josh, sister Janet and nephew Justin. While cancer shortened her time with us, her influence is widely felt by all who were touched by her gentle presence and her joyful music. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life on April 12 th at 12 noon at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY. Contributions towards a scholarship fund will be accepted at MusicforPeople.org (1 877 44 MUSIC).
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Breanna, Kira, Josh, Janet, Justin and her Music For People family. We are all richer for having known Emily!