Friday Pearls

Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music, and humanities, add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole. 

Passion, Possibility, Power & Classical Music

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Benjamin Zander is an English conductor who is currently the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He never fails to inspire, just we we need it most.

Spring and Apollo's Fire

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.  —PlatoCelebrating spring with background baroque chamber music that includes Vivaldi is a must in our offices. We all agree it stimulates creativity, particularly on those early season beautiful days that require extra concentration and commitment to mission.

Spring: Every Body's Got the Fever

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring never fails to remind me of fever and fever never fails to remind me of Peggy Lee's 1967 television showl called "Something Special", which needs to be enjoyed and appreciated by our Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities audience.

Rachmaninoff and the Genius of Masterpiece

Sunday, April 08, 2018

You need color to make music come alive. Without color, music is dead. —Sergei RachmaninoffToday’s Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Music, Art and Humanities celebrates Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, with a brilliant Vincent de Luise, MD, article titled, In Consultation: Rachmaninoff, His Physician, and the Genesis of a Masterpiece, recently published in Hektoen International – A Journal of Medical Humanities.

Consider The Lillies

Sunday, April 01, 2018

According  to Apple Seeds, a website devoted to inspirational and motivational quotes that promote positive attitudes, and development of holistic human dignity, "The beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope, and life, representing the essence of Easter Sunday."

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Sunday, March 25, 2018

According to a 2011 PBS “Keeping Score” special, “You never know when or where social, political or artistic revolutions will start.  Often, these artistic revolutions in taste—seem to predict other changes in society.

Celebrating Gypsy Jazz

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A note from my  friend and fellow founding board member of the Ocular Nutrition Society, Carol Boerner, MD, about her recent week in Paris celebrating food, drink, and music with her goddaughter, reminded me how much I love Paris, Gypsy jazz and the early “Hot Club” protest music started by gypsy guitarist “Django” Reinhardt outside Paris in the 1930s.

E.O. Wilson: The Scientist Who Writes Like a Poet

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Every generation benefits from the insights and discoveries of the generations who came before. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. —Sir Issac NewtonPen American Center, the largest branch of the world's leading literary and human rights organization, has just announced that Edward Osborne Wilson, PhD, Harvard professor emeritus and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Pen Literary Science Writing Award.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 Celebration

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time.  ―​Toni MorrisonThis past week's Colorado College three-day symposium celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100, addressed the differences he made in our appreciation of classical music, musical theater, conducting choreography, our understanding of Gustav Mahler, Bernstein's own Jewish identity, and his lifelong commitment to social justice. 

A Bipartisan Humanitarian Plea

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Children and young adults all over our country who have not felt safe in their schools for a number of years are telling the public that now is exactly the time to discuss guns and eminently reasonable controls.

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