Brews and bassoons: Wind Symphony to perform at Rayback Collective

first_imgWind and percussion performers return to the Boulder bar on Saturday, Oct. 20, after a successful concert in Fall 2017.On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Wind Symphony invites Boulderites to have a drink and listen to some good music.For the second October in a row, the College of Music’s premier wind ensemble will put on a concert at Rayback Collective—part beer garden, part food truck park, part concert venue—on Boulder’s north side.It’s not exactly the kind of place where you’d expect to hear wind, brass and percussion chamber music. But Director of Bands Donald McKinney says that’s kind of the point.“We’re always trying to find new ways to build interest and attendance. In this case, one of our grad students, Brittan Braddock, was pushing the boundaries and thought Rayback would be a good place for a concert.”It turned out to be an insightful idea: The group played before a packed house last year, which led to this repeat appearance.“Rayback took a chance on us, and they emailed us the next day because they were blown away by the attendance,” McKinney says. “We made music accessible to people. They felt comfortable sitting back and chatting, while, at the same time, enjoying the music.”The format of the concert lends itself well to the Rayback’s atmosphere: Small chamber groups, made up of the members of the larger Wind Symphony, will perform eight different pieces from varying genres, including jazz and even vaudeville.Clarinet master’s student Ellen Kennedy will return to the Rayback concert for its second year, performing this time in a clarinet quartet. She says this setting gives performers and audience members a chance to build a connection that is often not possible in large concert halls.“I remember little kids in the audience being fascinated by the different instruments,” she says. “We were able to connect more because people could see and pick out the individuals playing each part, as opposed to having the large group all together on stage.”McKinney says that’s what makes the experience of performing in a more inviting, casual environment special—and worth repeating. “We can’t expect them to come to us. It’s also important for the community to recognize that what we’re doing is exciting, vital and important to society.“That’s what playing music is like in the real world,” Kennedy adds. “It’s about going out into the community, playing in unique spaces and creating new experiences for people who might not otherwise come hear you perform at a concert hall.”The Wind Symphony at Boulder’s Rayback Collective is Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Rayback Collective is located at 2775 Valmont Road in Boulder. For more information, visit Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 8, 2018 • By Jessie Bauters last_img read more

Mill Valley grad Elizabeth Joseph earns Howard Nemerov writing scholarship at Washington University

first_imgElizabeth Joseph. Photo submittedLenexa native Elizabeth Joseph, a 2019 graduate of Mill Valley High, has recently received a Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship from Washington University in St. Louis.Joseph is one of seven Nemerov Scholars selected this year and a freshman at Washington.The Nemerov Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences who “demonstrate exceptional writing talent,” according to the university. The scholarship award is for $3,000 and is renewable for four years.’The scholarship is named after the late Howard Nemerov, a prize-winning poet who taught at the university from 1969 until his death in 1991. Nemerov was a professor of English and distinguished poet in residence at Washington and is known for his poetry, short stories and other literary works.Plus, Nemerov received numerous literary awards and prizes, including the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for “The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov” and the National Medal for the Arts in Poetry.During her time at Washington University, Joseph is participating in a series of educational experiences tailored to writers like herself.“I’ve done a lot more creative writing than I would have otherwise just by virtue of being in the seminar and doing those writing exercises,” Joseph said. “It’s a nice community because all of the upperclassmen are really friendly and approachable and very much wanting to get to know us. It’s nice having that kind of support built in.”As part of the program, she’s enrolled in a weekly writing seminar, during which she has the opportunity to meet visiting writers, attend off-campus readings and workshops and earn a minor in writing or a concentration in creative writing.“It’s a very chill program, which is really nice because writing is a very vulnerable task, in my opinion. And so it very much creates a safe space for you to share your work.”Joseph is considering pairing a minor in writing with a three-part degree in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy. Being early in her college career, she’s not quite settled on career aspirations, but she’s considering incorporating writing into her work, possibly in public policy. She’s also interested in writing books someday.last_img read more

Win Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Blu-ray

first_imgThe competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 13.Winners will be selected at random.By entering into the competition all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.Entertainment Focus does not allow collective or proxy entries.Entertainment Focus reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition without notice.Entertainment Focus will not pass your details to any third parties and they will be used solely for communication regarding this competition.Winners will be notified via email or social media and prizes must be claimed within 5 working days.Winners will be selected at random.In the unlikely event the prize style has discontinued a similar model to the same value will be provided.There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.Entertainment Focus’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into. Credit: Warner Bros UKThe world of Pokémon comes to life in Ryme City when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu- ray, 4K Ultra HD and 4K Steelbook on 16th September. Get it first on Digital Download now.To celebrate the release, we are giving three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a Blu-ray.When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.Pokémon Detective Pikachu also stars Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird, TV’s Big Little Lies, Blockers) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent, Love, Rosie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Omar Chaparro (Overboard, Kung Fu Panda), Chris Geere (TV’s Modern Family, TV’s You’re The Worst, Ill Behavior), multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Rita Ora (TV’s America’s Next Top Model, Fifty Shades Of Grey), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception, Godzilla) and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest).© 2019 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 Pokémon.For further information on Pokémon Detective Pikachu, follow @WarnerBrosUK or visit below for a chance to win… The competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Wednesday 11th September 2019.Terms & Conditionslast_img read more

Real Betis reach deal with coach Quique Setién

first_img 25/05/2017 IN SPORT.ES Sport EN Upd. on 26/05/2017 at 00:20 CEST Ya hay acuerdo entre el Betis y Quique Setién Quique Setien will be the new coach of Real Betis. As revealed by ABC Sevilla, he will sign on for three seasons, until 2020, although his contract will have options to leave each summer. The former Las Palmas coach will earn 1.5m euros a season. Betis like the style his teams play and the Andalusian club are close to announcing the deal, either late on Thursday or on Friday. He will then be able to get to work, thinking about how he wants to construct his squad.last_img

Village’s early retirement plans

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON PLANS to allow young people to live in a Gembrook retirement village has been described by residents…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway United match preview v Sligo Rovers

first_imgGalway United v Sligo Rovers Eamonn Deacy Park Sligo Rovers previous five gamesLongford Town 4-2 Sligo Rovers (AET)Sligo Rovers 0-0 Bray WanderersCork City 0-1 Sligo RoversSligo Rovers 1-2 FalkirkFinn Harps 1-2 Sligo Rovers GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSRonan Murray – 14Gavan Holohan – 6Padraic Cunningham – 5Vinny Faherty – 4Stephen Folan – 4Kevin Devaney – 3David Cawley – 2Gary Shanahan – 2Eoin McCormack – 2Jesse Devers – 1Lee Grace – 1Jonah Ayunga – 1 Galway United goalscorer: Stephen Folan print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email FORM GUIDEGalway United’s previous five gamesGalway United 1-2 Shamrock RoversSt Patrick’s Athletic 0-2 Galway UnitedBohemians 1-1 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-2 LimerickGalway United 2-1 Derry Citycenter_img Friday, September 22nd. Kick-off: 7.45pmEamonn Deacy Park hosts a hugely important Connacht Derby on Friday night. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Galway United and Sligo Rovers picked up crucial wins in their bid to avoid the bottom three last weekend and now all roads lead to Eamonn Deacy Park for another crunch league encounter.The sides could not be separated in their three previous clashes in 2017, United needed penalties to book their place in the semi-final of the EA SPORTS Cup at the Showgrounds in May.After last week’s morale boosting win against Derry City, United boss Shane Keegan is asking for the same level of intensity from his players in Friday’s vital Connacht Derby.He spoke to John on Over The Line. OFFICIALSReferee: Jim McKellAssistant: Trevor CotterAssistant: Ralph PiperFourth Official: Anthony Buttimer Sligo Rovers goalscorer: Jonah Ayunga Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. LAST MEETINGJune 17th, 2017 | Sligo Rovers 1-1 Galway Unitedlast_img read more