Edward Kelsey Moore and his cello will be among the musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta for three concerts next weekend celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King dared us to dream of a brighter future for all people. He understood that his work would be arduous, sometimes dangerous, and take generations to effect real change.
He envisioned us walking toward that future... hand in hand, side by side. The concert will pay homage to Dr. King’s vision by performing the works of Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, and Beethoven in true “side by side” fashion featuring young musicians from many places in the Chicago area performing with the orchestra. Sinfonietta will stage an intergenerational dedication to those that came before us and rally behind those who continue to do Dr. King’s work -- to make equality and freedom a reality for all. The performances will culminate with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
More than just a concert – this will be a transformational and uplifting event!
Chicago Sinfonietta with Guest Artists:
E'mon Lauren, Chicago Youth Poet Laureate. Vocal soloists, plus the Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs and the Alumni Chorus. Violin Soloists from the Civic Orchestra, and young musicians from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, the People’s Music School and Merit School of Music.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts ~ Skokie, IL
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 ~ 3:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
Symphony Center ~ Chicago, IL
Click here for more info & tickets!
Award winning, bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore will be visiting the Thomas Library Branch of the Westchester Public Library System on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. E.K.M. will discuss his novel, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat as well as read from his work. There will also be a Q & A session with the audience. Copies of the novel will be available for sale and the author will also sign books. Admission is FREE!
Chesterton, Indiana is in the same time zone (Central) as Chicago.
Sunday, December 4th 1:30 to 3:30pm
Thomas Library Branch
200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, Indiana
Westchester Public Library website: wpl.lib.in.us/
This reading and discussion event is made possible in part by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Authors Award.
The final entry in this year’s collection of Minnesota Public Radio essays, written for their ClassicalMPR and YourClassical websites, is called The Magic of Failure. Here’s how M.P.R. describes the piece: Professional cellist and best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore shares a lesson he's learned from a career in the arts that has included work on some failed productions. 'Being a little, or a lot, delusional isn't the sad result of a long career in the arts,' he writes. 'It's one of the prerequisites.' Read and listen to the complete story, which includes Ginger Rogers and legendary director Joshua Logan.
To discover The Magic of Failure visit the ClassicalMPR site -- read or listen to it, for free, by clicking here! (A new page will open.) Or you can find the essay at the free YourClassical streaming audio site, if you click here! (A new page will open.)
To hear the audio of Edward Kelsey Moore reading this essay, follow either link above and then click on the box beneath his photo. The box shows the recording length, which is 7min 38sec.
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If you enjoy the essay and want to share it you’ll find social media links on both sites.
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The Magic of Failure is one of a series of 10 short essays that Minnesota Public Radio commissioned E.K.M. to write during 2015 & 2016. For descriptions and links to the other essays in the series -- click here!
If you like classical music here's something interesting. . .
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This week the Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes (and delightful illustrations by Amy Jean Porter) has been published by powerHouse Books. Edward Kelsey Moore has shared one of his favorite recipes and an essay in the book. The editor, Natalie Eve Garrett, describes the ideas that bring the cookbook to life: "the connections between art, writing, and cooking make sense: Ideally all three are about making something new. They all require some measure of vision, revision, faith, and magic -- not to mention a high tolerance for disaster." Some of the 76 contemporary artists and writers who have contributed a recipe and a short essay to this delicious collection are:
Pulitzer Prizewinning Writer, Anthony Doerr
Writer, Joyce Carol Oates
Writer, Neil Gaiman
Writer, Ruth Ozeki
Pulitzer Prizewinning Poet, Sharon Olds
Writer, Alice Hoffman
Writer, Ana Castillo
Writer, Actor, Director, James Franco
Poet, Nikki Giovanni
Writer, Edwidge Danticat
Critic & Writer, Ruth Reichl
Writer, T.C. Boyle
Writer, Edward Kelsey Moore
Writer, Journalist, Lev Grossman
Writer, Cartoonist, Roz Chast
Pulitzer Prizewinning Writer, Jane Smiley
National Medal of Arts recipient, Julia Alvarez
And an additional 50+ recipes and essays from Writers & Filmmakers & Painters & Performance Artists & Photographers & Sculptors & More!
The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes
(A thoughtful and fulfilling gift idea!)
Publisher: powerHouse Books
(distributed in many parts of the world by Penguin Random House)
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Hardcover 176pp List Price: $30.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
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Also available from major retailers and online merchants.
"This is a book of the best gustatory recollections—great writers and artists offering us their own personal madeleines. It's a delicious 76-course literary meal."
—Writer, Darin Strauss