Upcoming Concerts by Monica Jakuc Leverett

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Upcoming Concerts by Monica Jakuc Leverett

Post by edfrank » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:41 am

Friday, June 11 at 7:30 pm
All-Beethoven Concert: Arcadia Players Orchestra
conducted by Ian Watson • Monica Jakuc Leverett, fortepiano

“Egmont” Overture • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”
read program notes by Monica Jakuc Leverett • download (.doc)

Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College • http://www.arcadiaplayers.org

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Saturday, June 12 at 8 pm
All-Beethoven Concert: Arcadia Players Orchestra
conducted by Ian Watson • Monica Jakuc Leverett, fortepiano

See program above.

Connecticut Early Music Festival - Evans Hall, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London • http://www.ctearlymusic.org

Link to Google map. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=270+Moheg ... 06320-4150


Sunday, June 13 at 3 pm
All-Beethoven Concert: Arcadia Players Orchestra
conducted by Ian Watson • Monica Jakuc Leverett, fortepiano

See program above.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester, MA http://www.cathedralofsaintpaul.com

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Sunday, August 15 at 4 pm1794
Meetinghouse Piano Series: “Fantasy, Nature, and Moonlit Hits”
Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano

“Moonlight” Sonata, “Clair de lune,” Karen Tarlow’s “Toccata Prestidigita,” (1997) and other works by Debussy, Mozart, Chopin, and Amy Beach.

1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, Massachusetts • http://www.1794meetinghouse.org
Admission $15 Adults and Seniors

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Re: upcoming Concerts by Monica Jakuc Leverett

Post by James Parton » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:42 am

Bob,

I would love to hear Monica play. I am a classical fan myself and have CDs with various musicians playing works of Debussy, Mozart, Chopin, Vivali, Beethoven etc. Beethoven's " Egmont " and " Eroica " are great.

You found a woman who can play Classical Piano and loves the outdoors. How did you manage that? If you lived close I would employ Monica to teach Joy to play. Joy actually does sing pretty well.

James
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Post by dbhguru » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:04 pm

James,

It is a long story, but in brief, my forester friend Ehrhard Frost hooked us up. Monica is an expert canoeist and Ehrhard, who is also an accomplished canoeist became friends with Monica at a time when I was mourning the loss of Jani, my first wife. Ehrhard would come down from Vermont to check on me and t also visit with Monica. He knew at the time that Monica was the right choice for me and waited until the time was right to introduce us. Everything was right from day one. The rest is history.

Bob
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Post by James Parton » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:43 pm

Bob,

God has looked out for you and Monica and has Jani in his care. God does answer prayers, my friend.

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Post by Jeroen Philippona » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:22 am

Bob and James,

Nice to hear your history.
Actually my wife Gerdien is a professional classical piano - player and teacher as well and she loves nature as much! We met each other in 1987 because of singing in the same choir and having the same singing teacher. So I'm a lover of classical music as well (I also love other kinds of music).
And (I hope he don't mind I'm telling it) Kouta is a professional opera singer! So the combination of loving nature and classical music is not so rare.

Jeroen Philippona

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Post by dbhguru » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:31 am

Jeroen.

Thanks very much for sharing. Great forests and trees inspire great music. There are other classical composers and performers in ENTS. Jennifer Dudely in New York is (was) an opera singer. I think she may have changed careers, but she continues to contribute courtesy of her excellent nature videos. Monica's and my dear friend Amy Kaiser is the choral director of the Saint Louis Symphony. Michael Gatonska from Hartford, CT is a composer. The list goes on. And I'm sure there are accomplished musicians of other genres in ENTS, not to skip anyone. For example, my buddy Professor Gary Beluzo can compose (and has) a mean nature song. We recorded "Cold River Dawn" quite a few years ago featuring a palce in Mohawk Trail State Forest. Gary recently added a banjo to his collection of instruments, so we can expect musical contributions to ENTS from Gary in the future.

Now all we need is to develop the art of measuring trees while listening through earphones to a piece with cresendos timed for the final result. Ah, but better yet an ENTS opera.

Bob
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Post by James Parton » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:52 am

ENTS,

It seems that music and the lovers of forests go together. Forests stir the imagination as does music so that should be no surprise. As I have mentioned before I often prefer listing to certain types of music on trips and forest outings. New Age, Celtic, Classical, and Bluegrass are my favorite genres. I do listen to country and rock too. Rap and hip-hop I have never been able to get into. I love soft Jazz and Blues can be cool too.

How many of you ever use music to meditate? I use to do this often. The best way I have found is to be alone, at night under ambient lighting. ( Artificial or candle ) and have the music at a reasonable volume. Not too loud. You must be able to get into it and can use it ( music ) to stimulate images in the mind. To draw emotion. To relax. You can't think ablout a stressful day at work. Relaxed meditation will take you to a more dream-like state which you can stay in for a substantual length of time. I have done this in natural environments without music but it is easier for me at home with music as a meditation aid. I have a 1990 model Bose/Carver stereo system that still sounds like new. The CD/DVD player has been upgraded since, of course. Classical music was among the best for meditation. This is something I don't do as often or as well as I did in my younger days. I guess life has become too stressful and distracting.

I used to strum the guitar a little. I never got good at it but the idea is still appealing and I still have an urge to pick it back up.

And Jenny, I would love to hear you sing!

James
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Monica Jakuc Leverett's upcomming concerts

Post by edfrank » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:42 pm

Dear Friends,

I’m writing now to remind you of a concert I’m giving this Sunday, August 15 at 4 pm at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem, MA. It’s a solo recital, and the program is titled, “Fantasy, Nature and Moonlit Hits.” I’ll be playing the “Moonlight” Sonata and Claire de lune, as well as the wonderful piece that Karen Tarlow wrote for me, “Toccata Prestidigita.” There are also works by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and Amy Beach.

There is a new concert in the fall on October 16, at 7:30 pm: “Fourth Annual Evening of Music, Poetry and Prose” at the Charlemont Inn, in connection with the Forest Summit Lecture Series at Holyoke Community College. Eastern Native Tree Society (www.nativetreesociety.org) is a co-sponsor.

Also please check out the new concert dates in the Spring at www.monicajakucleverett.com/events.

Finally, in the Albums section of the website, there is now an opportunity to download my first CD, Sonatas of Marianne von Martinez, Marianna von Augenbrugger and Joseph Haydn. That fortepiano CD received a warm critical reception – Fanfare Magazine described its “elegant and unmannered style, rhythmic flair, and beautiful sound” – and I’m quite proud of it. It is out of print, and this is the only opportunity to own it. If you are tempted, please go to http://www.monicajakucleverett.com/albums.html, where you can hear samples and purchase it via PayPal.

I am planning to send out occasional emails to this list with news of the website and of upcoming events. If you would like to be removed from this list please click on the following link: www.monicajakucleverett.com/pommo/user/login.php

I hope that you all are enjoying the end of summer.

Best wishes,

Monica
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Re: Monica Jakuc Leverett's upcomming concerts

Post by James Parton » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:14 pm

Bob, Ed and of course Monica!

I would love to hear Monica play. Does she have any CDs?

James
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Re: Monica Jakuc Leverett's upcomming concerts

Post by dbhguru » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:59 am

James,

Yes, she has several CDs. You can go to her website for instructions on how to get two of them. For now, gotta run. Gotta check on the Thoreau and Grandfather Pines in Monroe State Forest. There will be pics and stats tonight.

Bob
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Co-founder, National Cadre

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