The waning interest in the pure classical repertoire has been in the news for many years, difficulties of traditional symphonies to get audiences. Hold onto your hats! There's excitement in our concert halls! Check out the interesting programming that the expert CSO musicians will be putting together for you and your family:
COMICON - THIS WEEKEND - 2/8/19 - Comic Con series! It’s an evening of pure magic with your favorite scores from Comic Con-themed movies and video games, and V will bring even more spectacular bombastic pop-culture fun.
BROADWAY SHOWS - SONDHEIM & LLOYD-WEBER THIS WEEKEND 2/9 - their show-stopping scores that set the stage for their beloved musicals.
VALENTINE'S DAY ROMANCE - 2/14 - a uniquely American look at the themes of love.
DISNEY IN CONCERT - MARY POPPINS - 3/8/2019 - what more is there to say?
PETER AND THE WOLF 3/10/2010 - a traditional concert program, wonderful every year...
The Moon and Universe…
Our Universe Mother holds us in her warm darkness, the moon lights our hearts like a warm glowing candle, the stars sparkle with brilliance, twinkling laughter of joy, come home all to the beauty, warmth of the dark night, let the vibrations roll into our very being with a rhythm of wellness, health, connection to you, me, all that is. Universe music wrap me in your blanket of knowing and peace… rhythm child sleep, home in the velvety darkness… - Anonymous
The recent lunar eclipse drew the attention of the entire world this week. What is it about the Moon? The Moon’s rhythm and vibrations tie to our very existence, our health and feelings…
Music as a new branch of medicine? What do you think?
We’re ready to help you at Golden Music to find an instrument to enhance healthy rhythms… or please come around, be part of our community, join us for a good long chat about music…
Golden Music staff works everyday with musicians and families and friends of musicians, we often think about the nature of music. What's it's purpose, what is it exactly?
A very interesting article came across my desk today*.
Flutes were discovered made from bone found in Germany, the earliest recorded instruments placed at about 200,000 years old, meaning our species as we are developed today were music makers. What was music's role in our ancestors' lives? What is it in our lives, in our community?
Music establishes COMMUNITY.
A mother humming to her child (probably came before language), ancestral men dancing and singing before a hunt. Researchers state “By establishing such a bond between individuals, music created not only the family, but society itself... Our Ancestors' lives depended on the hunt and used music in the ceremonies. It paved the way for us to communicate with each other and to share emotions."
As centuries went by, Music's ability to communicate emotions was precisely what made it persist after the development of language. On top of that, there is an instinctive function of music--to make us feel good. Songs activate the frontal lobe, produce dopamine and act on the cerebellum, which is able to “synchronize itself” to the rhythm of the music, which causes pleasure. “It’s like a toy for the brain,” that also stimulates creativity. For years, we've been quoting the influence of music study on the develop of children, that's old news.
What's so interesting is this research that music is about bonding and communication. We strive to create music community thrives on the bonds we develop. We have four community groups right now as well as our private lesson program, where wonderful music mentors work with developing musicians. I would also say that we strive to bond with you when you come to our store, as we discuss your music needs and dreams.
Golden Music supports your music connections!
All data for this blog came from: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/what-is-the-purpose-of-music/ Joana Oliviera