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Voices of Change, p. 30
- Read an extended version of Ian VanderMeulen’s conversation with emerging artists Narek Hakhnazaryan, Bella Hristova, Lidia Kaminska, Doug O’Connor, Daria Rabotkina, and Jennifer Stumm.
The Score, p. 11
- Listen to public-service announcements recorded for local radio stations by Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins, in which he requests musical instruments to be donated to public schools in Omaha, Nebraska.
( PSA 1, PSA 2)
El Sistema Looks North, p. 14
- Read “ Fundamental Elements of El Sistema,” a detailed description of the El Sistema mission.
- Complete a survey on El Sistema USA’s strategic priorities.
- Read Eric Booth’s April 2010 article “ El Sistema’s Open Secrets.”
On the Road to El Sistema, Part II, p. 28
Abreu Fellows’ Top 11 Book Recommendations
Compiled by Fellow Lorrie Heagy
- Eric Booth: The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator
- Jim Collins: Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany “Good to Great”
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
- Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Seth Godin: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
- Eric Jensen: Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Revised 2nd Edition
- Jonathan Kozol: Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools
- Ruby K. Payne: A Framework for Understanding Poverty
- Daniel H. Pink: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
- Paul Tough: Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America
- Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
Lorrie Heagy has also compiled a reading list of the books discussed in the Abreu Fellows program.
See it here >>
In the Moment, p. 41
Listen to selections from two works by composer Kevin Puts:
From "Meditation” (Mvt. I) of the Violin Concerto, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and soloist Michael Shih. (Audio file from Worth Symphony Orchestra)
CD courtesy Kevin Puts and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
From “Surge” (Mvt. II) of the Clarinet Concerto, with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and soloist Bil Jackson. (Audio file courtesy Kevin Puts and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra)
Neighborhood Watch, p. 47
Listen to three excerpts from CityMusic Cleveland’s most recent CD, an all-Mozart program recorded live at its December 2009 concerts at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church and Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, conducted by Joel Smirnoff:
- Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for violin and viola (violinist Nathan Olson, violist Jessica Oudin)
- Divertimento in D for Strings, K. 136 (“Salzburg Symphony No. 1”)
“Exsultate, Jubilate” for soprano and orchestra K. 165 (soprano Chabrelle Williams)
(Audio files courtesy of CityMusic Cleveland and recording engineer Thomas Knab)
Transfigured Nights, p. 70
Listen to “Come Again” and “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”, two selections from The Journey & The Labyrinth, Sting’s 2007 CD of music of John Dowland with lutenist Edin Karamazov, recorded live at London’s St. Luke’s Church. Copyright 2007 UMB Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group) courtesy Deutsche Grammophon/Universal
Listen to Sting’s versions of music of Purcell ( “Now Winter comes Slowly”), Schubert ( “The Hurdy-Gurdy Man”), and J.S. Bach ( “You Only Cross My Mind in Winter”), from the 2009 recording If on a Winter’s Night. Among the musicians joining Sting are violinist Daniel Hope, violist Dov Scheindlin, cellist Melissa Meell, bassist Ira Coleman, melodeon player Julian Sutton, and the strings of the Musica Aeterna Orchestra.
Copyright 2009 Deutsche Grammophon/Universal
Listen, Learn and Lead, Page 26
A chapter from Maestro: A Surprising Story about Leading by
Listening by Roger Nierenberg
Lead, Don’t Cheerlead
Breaking the Sound Barrier, Page 70