_ / ` INTERNET | CELLO -|- SOCIETY | \_/ 'TUTTI CELLI' Monthly Newsletter, March 1995
The official debut of the Internet Cello Society WWW site will be soon, but for those that have Internet access and do not mind construction, you are welcome to take a peek! (AOL members do not have access yet :-( write your AOL representative). All you need is a World Wide Web browser like Mosaic, Netscape, MacWeb, or the text only Lynx application. After opening your browser application, simply open the URL address of the Internet Cello Society WWW site:
The membership registration form will be functional soon (compliments of Josh Childers, computer science major/ pianist); please take the time to register your profile. Tell me what you think of the ICS site!
For AOL members you may be interested in a general online discussion group called CLASSICAL MUSIC CHAT. They meet informally Tuesday and Wednesdays, Friday through Sunday from 7:30 Eastern. At the AOL main menu, select People Connection. From there you choose Member and/or Member Rooms. Lastly, double click on Create a Room and type in CLASSICAL MUSIC CHAT! They number over 600 people who enjoy relaxing together in a community of classical musicians, composers, conductors, students, fm radio personnel and aficionados. Please direct all further questions to: Carole Shore at CapeCodMA@aol.com.
ICS is still looking for a member that can act as the offical Cello Music Librarian to handle music or score inquires(I think one of our members is a professional music librarian--Where are you? :-) Write CelloTalk@aol.com, type "ICS staffing" in the subject field and please include some background information.
With over 200 members, I had hoped to start some focused online discussion sessions, but due to low membership turnout, most online meetings shall be delayed until there is more interest. Please continue sending questions and letters to the appropriate forum leaders below.
ICS is a virtual community of cellists that relies on its membership to volunteer time, expertise, articles, and archive materials. If you have any documents that you would like to share with the global society of users, send them and I will include them in our library!
On the home front, my wife and I heard a phenomenal performance by the YoYo Ma and Pamela Frank Duo in Seattle. They performed works of Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Honegger, and fiddle tunes arranged by Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Conner. Yo-Yo Ma always wins over his audience with his astounding virtuosity, his friendly manner and creative programming/collaborations.
Hey!! I am so thrilled about this new internet cello society. Hopefully it will allow more of us who feel isolated to be a part of the cello "scene". I am a college student and living in NC, sometimes I feel as though I cut off from things that are happening in other parts of the US. I am glad to know that now I can make some connections through the society as I prepare to audition for graduate schools. I am a junior at East Carolina University, studying with Selma Gokcen. I have been involved in chamber music since high school, and performed for many years with various quartets. Again, thank you!!! A.B.G at MUGAHAGA@ECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU
Howdy from Central Texas! I'm curious that you don't seem to be directly addressing my field -- that is, college/university teaching. I'd be interested to net-chat with some of my peers regarding successes and failures in what can be just as trying a field as public school!! Dr. M.A.B. at MB10@a1.swt.edu
***Until ICS membership is greater, all cello teachers can communicate via the Cello Teacher forum.
This interview of the accomplished artist and teacher Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel focuses on her early music training and the tragic events that have occurred throughout her career. Despite her many trials she has maintained a very optimistic and vibrant attitude towards music and life. Ms. Wikarski-Miedel is Instructor of Cello, the Northwest Artist in Residence, and Director of the Chamber Music Department at University of Puget Sound.
"TF:You have had more than your share of tragedy in your life. Your father was murdered, you grew up in a Berlin destroyed by war, you were trapped behind the Berlin Wall, your husband died in 1983, and now you are recovering from operations on both of your shoulders. And yet you don't seem bitter! CWM: Oh, I am glad I don't give the impression that I am bitter. I feel difficult experiences have made me stronger. There is, as result of these experiences, more of a sense of fulfillment in life and it has given me greater insight into people. Of course, it is sometimes difficult to maintain this attitude."
I am trying to track down two Starker recordings. Anyone who has either one, knows someone who does, or knows someone who knows something about someone who does is kindly requested to drop me a line. Many thanks.
Library contents will be available to all Internet users; please include author and written statement of unlimited or limited distribution and reproduction.
Bernard Greenhouse, former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, will be awarded the Distinguished Cellist Award at the World Cello Congress in Manchester, England. Ralph Kirshbaum will be leading the ceremonies.
Pine Mountain Music Festival in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's a three-week festival in June with opera (La Boheme this year), symphony concerts, recitals, master classes, jazz, a new music concert, an organ concert, etc. We have a very unique opportunity for accomplished high school students. They audition by tape to play alongside -- as colleagues -- professional musicians in the festival orchestra. The strings are the Bergonzi Quartet from U. of Miami, and Peter Spring, Principal Bassist with Grand Rapids Symphony. The Detroit Chamber Winds are the principal wind players. For further information contact Laura Deming at OperaCello@aol.com.