YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 43 from Pam and Wendell, October 20, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 43 from Pam and Wendell, October 20, 2019

Dear Friends,

Shadow & Light - Today's Moment is a combination of both. Pam's arrangement (pamelaowland.com) is a medley of two George Harrison songs with very different messages and moods - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Here Comes the Sun." Wendell's painting "Autumn Trees, Sunny Day" (acrylic on paper 12 x 12, 2019 wendellmyers.com) also reflects this duality. https://youtu.be/jv_ZiK5JFcc

Enjoy these contrasting autumn moods.

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 42 from Pam and Wendell, October 13, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 42 from Pam and Wendell, October 13, 2019

Dear Friends,

Today we combine Wendell's painting "Trees Along the Warta" --inspired by our walks along the river in our 2017-18 year in Poland — (8 x 10 acrylic on paper 2019, wendellmyers.com) with Pam's arrangement of The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road,” pamelahowland.com) https://youtu.be/Ktr9fJAZnDM

Enjoy this beautiful October day!

Pam and Wendell

More Pictures from Portugal & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 41 from Pam and Wendell, October 6, 2019

More Pictures from Portugal & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 41 from Pam and Wendell, October 6, 2019

Dear Friends,

We are still in Portugal and are enjoying being here so much (scroll down for pictures of my performances, colleagues from U. of Lisbon and beautiful scenery right on the river/ocean).

For the first Sunday in October, we return to Chopin with Pam playing his Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2, (pamelahowland.com) in fusion with Wendell's "Red Sky Over Blue Hills," (6 x 14, acrylic on panel 2014, wendellmyers.com). https://youtu.be/zHE6czC2_f8 (video at end)

May you enjoy this week!

Pam and Wendell

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PORTUGAL PERFORMANCES & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 40 from Pam and Wendell, September 29, 2019

PORTUGAL PERFORMANCES & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 40 from Pam and Wendell, September 29, 2019

Dear Friends,

We are here in beautiful Portugal today, ahead of my work at the University of Lisbon this coming week. I will be presenting a seminar on “Music and the Movies” on October 1, and a performance of my CHOPIN MEETS THE BEATLES program on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (scroll down to see posters). We are honored to be here to engage with these wonderful people.

For this week’s MOMENT - "Achat Sha'alti" (One thing I ask) is the 2nd movement from composer Paul Schoenfield's Six Improvisation on Hassidic Melodies. I met the composer in 1985 when I had received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Subsequently, I made the world premiere recording of this wonderful piano work (pamelahowland.com). Today we combine this with Wendell Myers's "Yellow Sky Over Distant Dark" (acrylic on panel 4" X 8" 2014 wendellmyers.com) https://youtu.be/QRKfLwK0etA

We wish you a wonderful new week,

Pam and Wendell

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YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 39 from Pam and Wendell, September 22, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 39 from Pam and Wendell, September 22, 2019

Dear Friends,

For today’s MOMENT, please enjoy Pam's arrangement of the Beatles' poignant song, "She's Leaving Home," combined with Wendell's blue painting called "Blue Trees in Moonlight" (acrylic on panel, 10 x 10, 2014 wendellmyers.com) https://youtu.be/CEbI07paVeg

Wishing you a wonderful week,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 38 from Pam and Wendell, September 15, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 38 from Pam and Wendell, September 15, 2019

Dear Friends,

Today's MOMENT is a combination of Pam's arrangement of The Beatles' "For No One" (a lesser known Lennon/McCartney tune from the Revolver album) with a painting of Wendell's, "Winter Thicket" (acrylic on canvas 30 x 30, 2012). This sad, pensive piece of music ends on the dominant chord (V), leaving the listener up in the air - a fitting representation of the sentiment of the loss and unresolved love expressed in the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc4vwXR3ACM

We hope you enjoy this today!

Pam and Wendell

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SEPT 9 CONCERT & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 37 from Pam and Wendell, September 8, 2019

SEPT 9 CONCERT & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 37 from Pam and Wendell, September 8, 2019

Dear Friends,

Please enjoy Pam's interpretation of Claude Debussy's "Girl with the Flaxen Hair," (pamelahowland.com) with Wendell's painting, "October Treeline #5," acrylic on paper mounted on panel, 20 x 20, 2019 (wendellmyers.com) https://youtu.be/lUnIaKUyXxA

Also, if you are in Winston-Salem on Monday,September 9, you can hear Pam live at Wake Forest University, Brendle Recital Hall, at 7:30 p.m. She will be playing her CHOPIN MEETS THE BEATLES program, along with her original composition, THREE SCENES FROM POLAND. The concert is a benefit for Fulbright Poland, and in honor and memory of fellow- Fulbrighter, Michael Gilmor (1995-2018). Please join us if you can - concert is free, no tickets necessary, donations invited.

Wishing you all the best for a peaceful week,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 36 from Pam and Wendell, September 1, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 36 from Pam and Wendell, September 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

Today's Moment is a short one - Frederic Chopin's beautiful "Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4," paired with Wendell's "Seafoam and Fire" (acrylic on canvas 40 x 16, 2011). https://youtu.be/8fisAM789zs (view here or at end of post)

ALSO—Here are 3 chances to hear me play my CHOPIN MEETS THE BEATLES: Songs of Love, Loss & Longing concert coming up starting at then end of this week:

Saturday, Sept. 7 - Steinway Gallery, Greensboro, Sunday, Sept. 8 - Steinway Gallery, Charlotte and my final Benefit Concert for the Michael Gilmor Fund for Leadership & Empowerment - Monday, September 9 - at Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall, as part of a Fulbright Celebration day on campus (other details on posters below). I hope you can join me.

HAPPY SEPTEMEBER 1ST!

Pam and Wendell

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YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 35 from Pam and Wendell, August 25, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 35 from Pam and Wendell, August 25, 2019

Dear Friends,

For today, August 25th, Wendell and I honor and commemorate the life of Michael Gilmor (1995-2018), who passed away on this day last year. I wrote Golden Summer (Michael & Briana's Song) last year upon hearing of his death. https://youtu.be/lVe1yeWKQv8

Michael was a Fulbright friend and colleague in Poland in 2017-18, and one of the most extraordinarily kind, generous, and brilliant people I have ever met. He died suddenly, and tragically upon his return to the U.S., just shy of his 23rd birthday.

I had always said that I would never compose music - that it just wasn't in me - that I was a player (a re-creator of others' music). But, I was so grieved by his passing, that this piece rose out of me, helped me with my grief, and has now touched others. I credit Michael for inspiring this new path for me, and I am eternally grateful for his continued generosity.

Golden Summer was my attempt to honor and immortalize the love that he shared with Briana (also a Poland Fulbrighter, 2017-18), and it has become the third movement of my piece called Three Scenes from Poland. We are pairing it with Wendell's Backlit Grove (acrylic on canvas 48 x 48, 2016 - inspired by living in Poland for the summer of 2016 wendellmyers.com).

May you find peace in this.

Pam

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YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 34 from Pam and Wendell, August 18, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 34 from Pam and Wendell, August 18, 2019

Dear Friends,

"Gray November" is the 2nd piece in my work called THREE SCENES FROM POLAND (pamelahowland.com). https://youtu.be/mow3KBJTQYU These pieces were written as reflections on my year there (last week was the first - “Field of Poppies”, and next week will feature the third movement - “Golden Summer (Michael and Briana’s Song)”.

“Gray November” especially focuses on the gray, yes-depressing, world of November in Poland! I enjoyed finding the colors on the piano to express the melancholy, sorrow, and grief that this weather triggered. Wendell's painting "Dark Sky with Red Hills" (acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, 2011 wendellmyers.com ) is the perfect complement.

Although enjoy is probably not the right word, we hope this fusion is meaningful to you.

All the best,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 32 from Pam and Wendell, August 4, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 32 from Pam and Wendell, August 4, 2019

Dear Friends,

Here is this week's fusion:

"Let it Be" (Lennon/McCartney- Pam's arrangement) plus Wendell's painting "Yellow Spirit Figure" (acrylic on canvas 30 x 40, 2011). We hope you enjoy this!

Best wishes for a peaceful week,

Pam and Wendell

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