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. 

Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award Winner

Sunday, December 03, 2017

“We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest."    —Harry Brown, MD Our dear friend and fellow Haiku poetry lover, Harry Brown, MD, FACS, was chosen to posthumously receive the 2018 Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian spirit and relentless passion to restore sight to nearly a half million people around the world through the nonprofit organization SEE International, which he founded more than 40 years ago. ​Our award will be presented to SEE in his honor at the annual Hawaiian Eye Foundation event at the Hawaiian Eye Meeting on January 15, 2018.

Evan Kelman's the Push: Out of Many, One

Sunday, November 05, 2017

E pluribus unum, out of many, one.  Major kudos to Evan Kelman for creating this short, heartwarming, and unforgettable video above.

Addressing Moral Ambiguity: Schindler's List

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Whoever saves one life saves the world entire—I could have done more. —Oskar SchindlerI found the video clip above while carefully considering whom I might invite to be my guest at our next Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops event, which will feature the extraordinary music of John Williams.

Alban Berg: Flirting with Atonality

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Today we will focus on controversial music that does not always conform to the system of tonal hierarchies. Like abstract art, scotch, sardines, oysters, and okra, it can be an acquired taste, but worth cultivating. 

Maya Angelou: Facing Evil

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We have been told that life moves on, in spite of political resistance, hurricanes, massive flooding, and horrific fires. So during these unsettled and troubled times, many of us have turned to comfort food, religion, humanities, science-based critical thinking, or all of the above, for reasoning and...

Easing Our Pain

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sometimes rock and roll and gently weeping guitars help ease our pain. Our Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities team elected to respectfully honor all of the innocent victims of last Sunday's senseless Las Vegas massacre, as well as George Harrison's iconic music and lyrics, performed by our beloved Tom Petty and Prince.

Celebrating Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's no secret that we at Biosyntrx are in awe of Dr. Atul Gawande, who has become a conversation changer with international impact regarding the need for medical system checklists that address safety, complexity, affordability, and improved processes regarding diversity, aging, terminal illness, resource conservation, and the out-of-control costs of a health care system that is not working.

Shostakovich Fifth Finale: Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Given the détente-deficient times we are living through and the fact that our Colorado Springs Philharmonic also chose Dmitri Shostakovich's brilliant Fifth Symphony to close last week's season opening, we present a recording of Leonard Bernstein conducting the 1959 New York Philharmonic's version of Shostakovich's Fifth finale for today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Celebrating Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The mid-September opening week of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic season is always filled with anticipation, particularly this season, since it will feature exceptionally stunning rising star Lise de la Salle performing Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2, a favorite of all who appreciate young love fantasy expressed in classical form. The video above features de la Salle playing the first movement of three with the Pacific Musical Festival (PMF) Orchestra.

Wade in the Water

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities starts with sincere prayers and hope for strength and safety for everyone in the Southeast US affected by the previous and incoming hurricanes.

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