by Jeffrey Carter

So much going on in the next two weeks………


Thursday, 2/9, at noon.  Lou Goldford, Webster University music alum, speaks on his life abroad, and making music as an international musician.
Noon Thursday in the recital hall.

Thursday, 2/9, at 5 p.m.  Euclid Quartet.  The Euclid Quartet is the Quartet in Residence at Indiana University-South Bend. The four members hail from four different continents, and are named for Euclid Ave. in Cleveland, home to a wealth of great artistic talent and tradition. Winners of numerous international prizes, including the  Osaka, Hugo Kauder, and Carmel chamber competitions, the quartet was recently  awarded the prominent “Great Masterpieces” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.  This group is playing a new piece by Kim Portnoy this weekend at the CMS building.  The poster announcing that concert is attached to this email.

Their 5 p.m. hour-long talk in the recital hall will be a Q&A time.
Tuesday, 2/14, at 3 p.m.  Maestro David Robertson.  Maestro Robertson is the Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and one of the busiest conductors on the world-wide symphonic stage today.  He is passionate about making music accessible to all, and will share some ideas with us before taking questions from the students in attendance.  His event is scheduled in the recital hall for 90 minutes.

Tuesday, 2/14 at 7 p.m.  Ray Ricker.  Postpone your Valentine’s Day plans until later in the evening so that you can hear Ray Ricker speak on Entreprenuership in a talk entitled “I just want to play the clarinet.”  Ricker is a good friend of Jim Martin, and one of the most respected jazz authors around.  Ricker will speak in several classes on 2/13 and 2/14, then present this public event to wrap up his two-day residency.  Ricker’s visit is sponsored by Dave Boonshoft, a 1975 Webster University alumnus.