St. Tim's Discovers

 St. Tim's Discovers Series Bringing Classical Music and More to the Community Through the Church. Each performance is free and pen to the public.

 

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A world-class treasure resides quietly among us in Perrysburg:  Composer/Conductor extraordinaire,       Sam Adler.  The child of a Jewish cantor who fled Nazi Germany’s atrocities with his young family, Sam has led a distinguished career and has much wisdom (and many amazing stories) with which to regale contemporary audiences. He studied with Randall Thompson, played with Paul Hindemith, studied at Harvard with Walter Piston, studied at Tanglewood with Aaron Copeland, started the 7th Army Orchestra in Germany in the early 50’s (Eisenhower heard him and had his tailor get him a uniform). Bernstein offered Sam the premier of the Chichester Psalms when he was music director of the largest temple in Dallas, but he told him that the last parts  of the work weren’t religious enough for him and declined the opportunity. 

 

Under the joint auspices of St. Tim’s Discovers and the Adult Christian Formation ministries, Sam will offer a  series of ‘music’ lectures (as opposed to Jewish music lectures) – peppered, no doubt, with revealing insights into the times, men and women who have shaped musical literature.  Sam’s new autobiography,  Building Bridges With Music provides fascinating insight into this great man walking beside us. Preliminary hopes call for a light soup/salad lunch to be served, beginning at 11:30 AM on  program Sundays, with Sam’s presentations to kick off at noon for an hour to ninety minutes.  [Very]Tentative dates and program topics are:


nday, November 19 at 12:00 noon - Modernism and Beyond

 

Consider this your opportunity (and your friends’) to enjoy a “user-friendly” music history/appreciation graduate-level class with a true master - Samuel Adler, Professor Emeritus - Eastman School of Music; faculty, The Juilliard School 


Building Bridges With Music

“After over sixty years of teaching and finally retiring for the third time in May of 2016, I felt the urge to write down the many stories I have experienced during my long life. This book covers occurrences from my early childhood in Nazi Germany, emigrating to the United States at age ten, my education on the high school and college levels, my years in the army (an education, to be sure, albeit of a different kind), as well as the many professional experiences as a composer, conductor, teacher, author and administA world-class treasure resides quietly among us in Perrysburg:  Composer/Conductor extraordinaire, Sam Adler.  The child of a Jewish cantor who fled Nazi Germany’s atrocities with his young family, Sam has  led a distinguished career and has much wisdom (and many amazing stories) with which to regale contemporary audiences.  He studied with Randall Thompson, played with Paul Hindemith, studied at Harvard with Walter Piston, studied at Tanglewood with Aaron Copeland, started the 7th Army Orchestra in Germany in the early 50’s (Eisenhower heard him and had his tailor get him a uniform). Bernstein offered Sam the premier of the Chichester Psalms when he was music director of the largest temple in Dallas, but he told him that the last parts of the work weren’t religious enough for him and declined the opportunity. 

 

“After over sixty years of teaching and finally retiring for the third time in May of 2016, I felt the urge to write down the many stories I have experienced during my long life. This book covers occurrences from my early childhood in Nazi Germany, emigrating to the United States at age ten, my education on the high school and college levels, my years in the army (an education, to be sure, albeit of a different kind), as well as the many professional experiences as a composer, conductor, teacher, author and administrator both in this country and abroad. I have tried to relate the many encounters with some of the most important personalities in the world of music, the other arts, academia, religion, and even politics. My life has been blessed with a most supportive family, many good friends, and a host of students who have made my teaching years rewarding and colorful. Building Bridges with Music seems to have been part of my destiny and I have embraced this enthusiastically whenever the opportunity presented itself. I invite you to have this experience with me through this book.” Samuel Adler

 

Our 2017-2018 Season

 

StTimsPoster1Choral Evensong presented by

The Canterbury Singers –

Sunday, November 26, 4:00 PM

 

In what may be the ensemble’s farewell performance, the Canterbury Singers will offer a Choral Evensong in thanksgiving for and in memory of their late founding conductor, James Metzler. Come help this lauded choral group celebrate the spirit of Christ the King, particularly as given voice through the rich Anglican choral tradition.


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St. Timothy’s “Own” Take the Stage – Sunday, January 21, 3:00 PM

 

While the program is yet to be finalized, save the date for another installment that will bring the rich vocal talents of St. Timothy’s choir (and friends) to offer a “less heavy” afternoon of great music. We’re hoping to offer a “concert version” of one of the classic Broadway shows.  Stay tuned!

 

zquartetThe Zin Quartet – Schumann’s Piano Quintet – Sunday, February 18, 3:00 PM

 

Accomplished violinist (principal 2nd Violin), Merwin Siu splits his time as Artistic Administrator of the Toledo Symphony (as well as maintaining a busy private studio and active family).  Siu will bring his Zin Quartet (plus 1) to perform Schumann’s entrancing Piano Quintet.





 

Sunday, March 18 – An Afternoon of Mellow Jazz – Mark Lemle and Eric Dickey

 

St. Tim’s Discovers is a music series authorized by the vestry of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Its goal is to present local soloists and ensembles, particularly young musicians, in the greater Toledo area. The context of St. Tim’s Discovers is the Church with most of the programs reflecting the traditions of Christian worship.




 

The Discovers Board

 

St. Tim's Discovers is governed by a working board of directors who pull together to "grow" the ministry, seek out performing artists, publicize events, provide stage and house management as well as hospitality for concerts (and artists), and raise funds to cover artist honoraria, costs of advertising, copyright permissions, etc. While it's not a "attend one meeting/conference call a year" type of gig, nor is board service noisome or burdensome. If you have a passion for music and using this gift of God to reach into our community, please consider approaching Fr. Jeff, Karen Smith, Bill Davis or Doug Neckers to make further inquiry about board nomination.

 

 

 

 









St.Tim's Discovers, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

 

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St. Tim's Discovers is a music series authorized by the vestry of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Its goal is to present local soloists and ensembles, particularly young musicians in the greater Toledo area. The context of St. Tim's Discovers is the church with most of the programs reflecting the traditions of Christian worship. Please watch the St. Timothy Tidings or the St. Tim's Discovers webpage for announcements.

 

The St. Tim's Discovers Executive Committee: Doug Neckers (chair emeritus), Mary Jane Anderson, Cheryl Babb, Jeff Bunke (acting chair), Ann Corrigan, Bill and Pam Davis, Michael Gartz, Roger Greive, Nancy Lendrim, Doug Mead, Sue Neckers, Joe Sharp and Karen Smith