Tovey, Financial Planning, and Project Pitches: Reflecting on January 1-15, 2019

2019 started and we’re not wasting any time. The Civic Fellows met on January 8 to regroup after the holidays. Our break was spent memorizing music for our CSO-Connect presentation. We are learning selections of Dvořák’s New World Symphony, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Florence Price’s First Symphony, and Berlioz’s Hungarian March. The presentation will be…

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Janáček, Grant Proposals, and Holiday Gatherings: Reflecting on December 3-31, 2018

Immediately following the Civic Fellows’ Purpose Over Pain project with Sara and Rex of the Irene Taylor Trust (read more here), we joined the rest of our Civic colleagues for an intense concert cycle with conductor Edward Gardner. The December 12 concert, titled “20th Century Innovators,” featured Janáček’s “Sinfonietta,” Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 4, and Ravel’s…

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Songwriting with a Purpose: Reflecting on November 20 – December 2, 2018

Following a very relaxing Thanksgiving, the fellows began their project with Sara Lee and Rex Horan of the Irene Taylor Trust and residency with Purpose Over Pain. Our collaborators from The Irene Taylor Trust, Artistic Director Sara Lee and Project Leader Rex Horan, seek to create a positive impact on people’s lives by breaking down…

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