contributed by Joe Howard
Our new artists in residence from the University of Maryland School of Music are Ieseul Yoen (piano) and Natalie Groom (clarinet). A meet and greet will be held Monday, September 16, at 5 PM in the courtyard.
They have provided the following information about upcoming performances:
Saturday October 19, 11:00 am
Natalie and Ieseul Debut Recital in Collington Auditorium
Monday October 21, 8:00 pm
Natalie DMA Candidacy Recital
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland School of Music
Tuesday December 10, 2:00 pm
Whistling Hens returns to Collington Auditorium to perform more music by women, including two pieces which were partially funded by the Women’s History Committee!
Contributed by Marian Fuchs
Don’t miss the current show in the glass cases opposite The Landing! For the coming weeks it will hold more than two dozen pieces made by our fellow resident, Martha Wilder. Who knew that she was so very accomplished a potter? Each pot or dish or vase or plate is so beautifully made, I thought it was a resident’s collection of pieces he/she had bought and collected over time. But no — Martha said she made them all, taking classes after she retired. Once again we can marvel at the hidden talent that we have in our people-rich Collington community.
By Marian Fuchs
Two photogenic new musicians have come to our campus this month. Sandy Short (of the Marketing Office) sponsored a meet-and-greet for the two young women on September 12. In the pictures, wearing a black top is Melissa, who plays the clarinet. Ria, who plays piano, is in a white top. Their first concert will be on September 24th!
By Elizabeth Gill
On Saturday afternoon a group of residents filled the Ivy Lounge for an up-close look into the artistic process. One of Collington’s new artists in residence from the University of Maryland School of Music, clarinetist Melissa Morales, was joined by flutist Ceylon Mitchell in an open rehearsal. They perform together in the Potomac Winds, a chamber music collective based in the Washington DC area.
Melissa and Ceylon were working on perfecting a series of pieces by Glenn Gould. Although Mr. Gould was known primarily as a pianist, he composed a series of works for flute and clarinet. While not yet ready for a professional performance, Melissa expressed a desire to engage with residents as soon as possible. She certainly met that goal, having been on campus for only one week!