Archive for September, 2009

Sad Day for Music

Cincinnati Pops Director Erich Kunzel Dies At 74

Award-winning conductor Erich Kunzel has died at the age of 74. He had been diagnosed with liver, colon and pancreatic cancer in April. Kunzel headed the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra since it was founded three decades ago. He had led the National Symphony on the Capitol lawn in nationally televised Memorial Day and Independence Day concerts since 1991.  I so enjoyed his concerts on the Capitol Lawn at the Memoria Day and 4th of July Concerts see more here on PBS.

Check out Janelle Gelfand, music critic for The Enquirer in Cincinnati talks with Renee Montagne about Kunzel’s work.

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=1106

We have lost many giants and national heros lately:

  • Walter Cronkite, read about it here
  • Michael Jackson
  • Ted Kennedy

David Katz-New Music Director

UUClearwater.org has a new Music Director, YEA!!!  A great search committee found Dr. David Katz.   Here is his Bio from his website:

Dr. David Katz received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland where he studied voice with John Shirley-Quirk and coached with Thomas Grubb, Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Ernest Ligon. Additionally, Dr. Katz holds the Bachelor of Music degree in voice and Bachelor of Music Education degree in piano from Ohio Wesleyan University. Read the rest of this entry »

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