Mondays with the Waring is a series of Educational Seminars for the Community. The 2015 series was presented by Key Players’ Auxiliary Co Chairs Mary Ellen Blanton and Rev. Patty Spicer, ably assisted by committee members Cissie Bramer and Isabel Chapman. California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus was Presenting Sponsor. All seminars took place at the lovely 300 seat Indian Wells Theater.
The new 2019 series will include
Jan 14 Joe Giarrusso and Bob Poehler: “American History of Jazz”
Jan 21: Dr. Stewart Gordon: “Performance Challenges In Playing The Master Composers”
Jan 28: Maestro John Bayless: “Variations On The Style Of Life And Music”
The first series included the following presentations:
Composer Joe Giarrusso and Organist Bob Poehling presented an audio / visual presentation on the History of Music and the Orchestra recapping the major styles, periods, and composers from the 16th century to the contemporary world.
Concert pianist, recording artist, composer (and Waring artistic director) John Bayless demonstrated the Art of Improvisation on the piano. Brian Feng from USC’s Graduate School of Music made a special appearance.
Michael Rolland Davis, concert and recording producer (and Waring competition producer) presented a “behind the scenes” look with power point at what it takes today for young pianists to maneuver practicing, auditions, and competitions with recitals and performances.
To excite, educate, and engage the community at large with the joy of classical piano by presenting, promoting, and nurturing classical music through live piano performance including international competitions, concerts, and local educational outreach programs for all ages.
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