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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. 

Porgy & Bess: A Long Pull to Get There

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Like so many other cities around the country, we're having a June heatwave. It almost hit 100 degrees here in Colorado Springs this past week, therefore my need to listen to the smouldering sound track from George Gershwin’s innovative folk opera, Porgy and Bess.

Moral Ambiguity?

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Moral ambiguity: a lack of certainty about whether something is right or wrong.Music matters, particularly when it addresses moral ambiguity and stimulates resistance and political activation necessary to protect human rights and the basic principles of democracy.

Sunday Morning Bach

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Bach...the immortal God of harmony​. —Ludwig van Beethoven​According to Joshua Bell, "There was but one man who could instill such reverence among the greatest composers and thinkers over the past three centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach."

Music, Sanity & Social Justice

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can. —Oliver Sacks Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities focuses on the vitally important role music can play in feeling safe and sane in a world that may feel unsafe—and a bit insane at times.

Genius Music, Creativity and the Brain

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jazz is pure creativity in action. When you hear great jazz, like Miles Davis or John Coltrane, it has this jaw-dropping quality, and what’s been described as ‘a sound of surprise’ takes place. And you think to yourself, ‘Wow, that’s not just phenomenal music, that’s phenomenal neurobiology. —Charles Limb, MD

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."

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