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Orchestra Music Grown Locally

Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Morgan, Music Director, East Bay Symphony Orchestra and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra; Artistic Director, Festival Opera, Walnut Creek
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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Singing for Our Lives: Music in the Time of AIDS

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Bailey, Conductor; Composer; Professor Emeritus, Pomona College Read more »

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Why Music Therapy Matters for the Special-Needs Student

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 12:00pm

Susan Rancer, Registered Music Therapist

Henny Kupferstein, Graduate Student; Musical Savant; Autism researcher

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Vox Mundi: Sound and Voice

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Fri, Aug 21 2015 - 6:00pm

Silvia Nakkach, Award-Winning Composer; Former Psychotherapist; Faculty Member, California Institute of Integral Studies; Founder and Artistic Director, Vox Mundi
Val Serrant, Traditional Drum and Steel Drum Performer; Vocalist; Caribbean Arts Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Read more »

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Cole Porter: The Music and the Man

Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Noah Griffin, Founder and Artistic Director, Cole Porter Society

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Read more »

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Music Matters: Full Body Forward!

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Tue, Aug 18 2015 - 6:00pm

Melanie DeMore, Singer/Songwriter; Composer; Conductor; Vocal Activist

“A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you,” says Melanie DeMore. With an established career of 30 years in music, Melanie has used her voice to inspire social and political change as well as preserving the African American folk tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. Now Melanie is bringing her musical talent to The Commonwealth Club to show how one raises one’s voice with power, determination and energy. Read more »

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Socrates Café

Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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The Music of Cinema

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Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Scott Foglesong, Chair, Department of Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Nicholas McGegan: Baroque Music Matters

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Fri, Aug 14 2015 - 12:00pm

Nicholas McGegan, Music Director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Conductor
In conversation with Kate van Orden, Professor of Music, Harvard University Read more »

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"And She Can Sing..." Music as a Portal to the Person

Thu, Aug 13 2015 - 5:00pm

Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC, Geriatrician Odile Lavault, Recreational Therapist 
Theresa Allison, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geriatrics, UCSF Read more »

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