Welcome to Poetry Friday. Marcie Flinchum Atkins has hosting duties and has some great recommendations.
Last night, I was treated to hearing the violin master, Izchak Perlman for the third time.
I was only thirteen when my grandmother and aunt took me to the Hollywood Bowl the summer of 1966. It was Perlman's debut there. As a violin student of about four years at the time, I was entranced.
I saw him last when he guest conducted Dvorak with the Oregon Symphony. And while it was fun to see him as a conductor I missed his playing. So last night was a treat. He played Max Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26. Not a composer I am familiar with but one I want to know more about.
Perlman is now 77 and just wow! His fingers worked the violin and mesmerized me. I find it wondrous that he has all this different pieces in his head and can play without looking at the music.
I hope he'll come back around to Portland in the future. But who knows?
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing