Galerieeröffnung mit den Coolstringsgalerieeroeffnung

Am Fr, 20.5.2016 gestalteten die Coolstrings, ein 7 – köpfiges Ensemble des Suzuki Violin Projects der JSBM – den musikalischen Rahmen der Eröffnung der Galerie Eboran in der Stumpergasse in Wiens 6. Bezirk.

So wurden Künstler und Kunstinteressierte bei der Vernissage der Ausstellung Planet neun mit Zeichnungen und Objekten von Maria Bussmann mit Tonmalereien von Dvorak, Bach, Kygiosi u.a. überrascht. Für den Großteil des Publikum war es erstmalig und einzigartig, ein Kinderensemble in diesem Rahmen zuhören.

Die Coolstrings traten in der Besetzung mit 6 Geigen und einem Cello auf, spielten alles auswendig und wurden fabelhaft vom Gitarristen Markus Grabner begleitet.

Die Kinder ( 7 – 10 J. aus den Klassen Ender und Witzany)  erfasste die feierliche und gelöste Stimmung – nicht zuletzt von Elsy Lahners (Albertina) Rede inspiriert – und spielten mit großem Enthusiasmus.

Als sie aus eigenen Stücken, zu fortgeschrittener Stunde nochmals ihre Instrumente auspackten und mit Spiel und Tanz die Menschen begeisterten, zeigte sich Kunstsammler und Dirigent Michael Klaar zu Tränen gerührt. Beeindruckte Stimmen wie: „Wie gibt es das, dass so junge Menschen wie Erwachsene musizieren?“ waren ein schönes Feedback für das Ensemble. Nach 22 Uhr mussten die Kinder überredet werden, ihre Instrumente einzupacken, weil sie am Folgetag beim Finalkonzert des 100 Tage Übeclubs in der JSBM den nächsten Auftritt hatten.

Erste Flötenlehrerin

floeteMit dem erfolgreichen Ablegen der Level 1 Prüfung am 29.7.15 in Malvern/England ist Mag. Elisabeth Moser die erste qualifizierte Suzuki Lehrerin für Querflöte in Österreich.

Im Bild: 2. v. l. mit deutschen Kolleginnen

 

Das ASIoM Board trauert um Lynn Blakeslee

(Ehrenmitglied und Violinlehrerin einiger Mitglieder)
Ein Nachruf Ihrer Familie

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Dear Friends,

It is with sad hearts that we must announce the passing of our mother Lynn Blakeslee Calleo on the 11th of August, while teaching at a chamber music festival and violin workshop at Schloss Raabs in Austria. Having played a concert with her Mozarteum Quintet colleagues and students at the conclusion of the festival, she died of an anaphylactic reaction to a hornet sting, surrounded by her friends at the age of 75.

Lynn lived a life rich with music and teaching, and her sudden departure has left a vacuum. Lynn will be missed as a vivacious, energetic, and dedicated colleague, teacher, friend, and parent. We will fondly remember her beautiful violin playing, her dedication to the professional and personal development of her many students, and her lovely parties, good company, and excellent food and wine.

Having retired from Eastman two years prior, Lynn was finally enjoying the benefits of her long career and life dedicated to music, traveling to Turkey, Portugal, and the Southwest of the United States to visit friends. She was appreciating her freshly acquired leisure and delighting in her two newly arrived grandchildren, Zoë and Aidan.

Memorial Concert at Eastman School of Music

We would like to invite you to share with us a memorial that will be held for her on the 24th of October at 3pm in Hatch Hall at the Eastman School of Music where she taught from 1987 to 2013. Her colleagues and students will be playing a concert in her honor with some of her favorite pieces. We look forward to sharing this moment with Lynn’s friends, colleagues, and family.

Memorial Concert
at Eastman School of Music

Saturday October 24th, 2015, 3pm
Hatch Hall, Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14607

Click here for a list of accommodations near Hatch Hall.

Austrian Memorial and Service in Grossgmain

An Austrian memorial concert and mass was already held on the 17th of August in the church of Grossgmain, a small town where Lynn and her children lived outside Salzburg. The memorial was arranged by her friend and chamber music colleague Heidi Litschauer with Austrian colleagues and students whom Lynn had taught at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. This coming fall, there will be another Memorial in Linz at the conservatory where she taught, as well.

We invite you to visit a temporary webpage devoted to Lynn, where you can find information about the Eastman memorial, an article about her professional life, and pictures of the Austrian memorial concert.

Contributions to the Lynn Blakeslee Scholarship

Contributions in Lynn’s memory may be sent to the Eastman School of Music, Office of Advancement, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604. In the memo line, please indicate Lynn Blakeslee Scholarship.

With warm greetings,

Elizabeth/Zizi, her daughter, Curtiss, her son, their respective spouses David and Carveth, as well as Aidan, her grandson, and Zoë, her granddaughter.

For any information, please contact us at curtiss@ccalleo.com, or simply reply to this email.