YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 25 from Pam and Wendell, June 17, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 25 from Pam and Wendell, June 17, 2019

Dear Friends,

This week we are pairing Chopin's haunting and reflective F Minor Mazurka, Op. 63 No. 2 with Wendell's painting, called "Shrouded Distant Peak" (acrylic on panel, 4 x 12, 2014).

Happy Father’s Day,

Pam and Wendell

pamelahowland.com wendellmyers.com

https://youtu.be/WuAmLduS7Dc

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 24 from Pam and Wendell, June 9, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 24 from Pam and Wendell, June 9, 2019

Dear Friends,

Please enjoy - Chopin's Prelude in B Minor, Op. 28 #6 + Wendell's "Nocturne #18" (acrylic on canvas 30 x 40, 2013) for this Week 24 of YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWxGIBS6Zww

All the best,

Pam and Wendell

pamelahowland.com wendellmyers.com

Poland Concert Photos & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 23 from Pam and Wendell, June 2, 2019

Poland Concert Photos & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 23 from Pam and Wendell, June 2, 2019

Dear Friends,

This week, on our return from Poland, I wanted to share with you some photos from my last concert there, this past Monday night, May 27th, with Stan Breckenridge. We were at the beautiful Adam Mickiewicz Aula in Poznan and had a wonderful and enthusiastic audience of at least 500. This concert on American Memorial Day was called “Songs of Struggle and Freedom” featuring spirituals to Gershwin and beyond. We included piano four-hands, solos, readings of American authors and singing. It is always fun to collaborate with jazz pianist Stan Breckenridge!

And, of course, we have a new MOMENT ready to celebrate the beginning of a new month. We are pairing the beautifully reflective Beatles tune, "In My Life," with Wendell's painting called "Trees of Many Colors" (acrylic on paper mounted on panel 10 x 10). We hope you will take a moment to reflect and enjoy this - it is one of our favorites so far! pamelahowland.com wendellmyers.com https://youtu.be/RZG_5kU78QI (either click this link or scroll to the end).

Wishing a very happy new first week of June!

Pam and Wendell

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More Poland Photos & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 22 from Pam and Wendell, May 26, 2019

More Poland Photos & YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 22 from Pam and Wendell, May 26, 2019

Greetings from our last Sunday in Poland! This has been a wonderful trip so far (pictures included at the end). Today, for YOUR MOMENT we bring you Pam's arrangement of the iconic Beatles song, "Yesterday" - which is paired with Wendell's painting "Dreams Take Flight" (acrylic on canvas 10 x 10) wendellmyers.com pamelahowland.com

We hope you will enjoy our latest!

Pam and Wendell

https://youtu.be/0CfnPO1Bwt0

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Poppies right in the heart of Poznan, on the way to rehearsal at the Music Academy.

Poppies right in the heart of Poznan, on the way to rehearsal at the Music Academy.

Pam and Stan Breckenridge at the Paderewski Music Academy, rehearsing for our big concert on May 27th, 2019.

Pam and Stan Breckenridge at the Paderewski Music Academy, rehearsing for our big concert on May 27th, 2019.

More beautiful flowers after playing for the WAbulous Student Gala on May 25th.

More beautiful flowers after playing for the WAbulous Student Gala on May 25th.

Poster for the film festival in Lubon where I was asked to present my doc film REMEMBERING FREDERIC!

Poster for the film festival in Lubon where I was asked to present my doc film REMEMBERING FREDERIC!

Trip to Poland and YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 21 from Pam and Wendell, May 19, 2019

Trip to Poland and YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 21 from Pam and Wendell, May 19, 2019

Dear Friends,

We are in Poland for two weeks and it is really interesting to be back after being away for almost an entire year, post-Fulbright. I am grateful for the invitation to return to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan as an artist-in-residence for two weeks, and to have the opportunity to do so many diverse and creative things; hearing amazing young pianists from the Frederic Chopin University and playing the 3rd in my series of benefit concerts for The Michael Gilmor Fund for Leadership and Empowerment for Fulbright Polska in Warsaw, as well as giving workshops, classes and a new concert with pianist Stan Breckenridge in Poznan are among the highlights. We also discovered two beautiful parks in Poznan! (scroll down for pictures)

As always, we have also created a new fusion of art and music. Today's MOMENT features Wendell's painting "Purple World" (acrylic on canvas 30 x 40) with Pam's arrangement of The Beatles song "If I Fell (In Love with You)." Wendell says" I especially wanted to reflect the beautiful descending lines in the second half of the piece in the motion of the images." We hope you enjoy this.

https://youtu.be/k7qGhDcIxjo (scroll down to end for video)

Sending you greetings and best wishes from Poznan!

Pam and Wendell

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YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 19 from Pam and Wendell, May 5, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 19 from Pam and Wendell, May 5, 2019

Dear Friends,

Today we combine another favorite Chopin Mazurka (in G minor, Op. 24 #1) with Wendell's "Hillside Under Gold Sky" (acrylic on paper mounted on panel 10 x 10).  pamelahowland.com  wendellmyers.com https://youtu.be/8IaXl4ahWSs

Enjoy this offering for the first week of May.

Best wishes,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 18 from Pam and Wendell, April 28, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 18 from Pam and Wendell, April 28, 2019

Dear Friends,

Having completed 18 MOMENTS of Music and Art, Wendell and I feel like we are  just beginning to know what we are doing!  First of all, how have 18 weeks of this year already gone by!?

 We thought you might like to hear a little about our process --- it is fun, frustrating, exciting, discouraging, surprising, and always enlightening!  This is an experiment for us in many things, but most importantly, the fusion of music and art. Most people don’t realize that Wendell had never done any type of video editing before starting this. So for Wendell, this involves not only learning a new medium, but figuring out how to fuse his work with the music.  For me, the challenge and fun is in just sitting down, without any fancy CD recording equipment or editing, to create a satisfying performance of a favorite piece . Often times, I am seeing the painting Wendell has chosen while I play.

One constant in our collaboration is that I want to see less of me and more of Wendell’s beautiful art, and he says he wants to see more of me playing.  So, each week, we are trying to figure out how best to balance this! We hope you enjoy this week’s fusion of Chopin’s beautiful Waltz in C-sharp Minor, with Wendell’s “Grove of Green and Gold” –painted in Poland last year(acrylic on paper, mounted on panel 10 x 10)  

Best wishes,

Pam and Wendell

https://youtu.be/iWMfcwZOmwo

wendellmyers.com / pamelahowland.com 

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 17 from Pam and Wendell, April 21, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 17 from Pam and Wendell, April 21, 2019

Dear Friends,

For week 17 we have chosen the "Raindrop" Prelude (Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28 No. 15) by Chopin to be paired with Wendell's painting called "Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat Major" (acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30, 2013). wendellmyers.com pamelahowland.com

This "moment" is a study in dark and light contrasts - full of both brooding and light, in the music and in the art -- somehow fitting for Easter and Passover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeJ3YyoY0Uw

Wishing you all the best,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 16 from Pam and Wendell, April 14, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 16 from Pam and Wendell, April 14, 2019

Dear Friends,

For the dark moments in your life

...This week we combine another one of Chopin's Preludes - the short, dark piece in C Minor Op. 28 No. 20 - with one of Wendell's new paintings - a short, dark work called "Light Over Mountains" 2019 (acrylic on paper, mounted on panel 7 x5). pamelahowland.com wendellmyers.com

https://youtu.be/ZMEBEdywH1g

Sending you all the best,

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 15 from Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 15 from Pam and Wendell

Dear Friends,

SHORT AND SWEET this week -- Chopin's 50-second Prelude in A Major Op. 28 No. 7 plus Wendell's "Hilltop Grove #1" (acrylic on paper, mounted on panel 10 x 10) pamelahowland.com wendellmyers.com https://youtu.be/E-n8OL0X0TU

Enjoy your week!

Pam and Wendell

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 14 from Pam and Wendell, March 31, 2019

YOUR MOMENT OF MUSIC AND ART WEEK 14 from Pam and Wendell, March 31, 2019

Dear Friends,

This video for the last day of March/beginning of April features my arrangement of the beautiful song "Til There Was You" by Meredith Wilson (you will know it either from the musical "The Music Man" or from an early Beatles recording of it)-- paired with Wendell's glorious painting "Treeline #1" (acrylic, watercolor pencils, markers on paper, mounted on panel, 10 x 10, 2018) wendellmyers.com pamelahowland.com https://youtu.be/E4-slszd2E8

We are especially excited about this particular creation, as Wendell has discovered some new ways to fuse the music and art. Ultimately, we hope it gives you an uplifting moment of music and art, as you start your new week!

Sending you all the best,

Pam and Wendell