Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tuesday March 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm Pomona College Jazz Ensemble

 Pomona College Jazz Ensemble 

Barb Catlin, director


Grooves Old and New:
An Afternoon of Big Band Swing
and Student Arrangements 


Soupbone, John Clayton (b. 1952) 

Midnight Blue, Kenny Burrell  (b. 1931) arr. Barb Catlin

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive, Darrell Scott (b. 1959), arr. Jasper Davidoff  

Home Basie, Bob Mintzer (b. 1953) 

How Long Has This Been Going On, George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Colman Gliddon

Respected Destroyer, Brandee Younger (b. 1983), arr. Colman Gliddon

Groove Merchant, Jerome Richardson (1920-2000) arr. Thad Jones


Monday, March 6, 2023

Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music, Sunday, March 5, 2023

Music at  Pomona College


A Bouquet of Music

Melissa Givens, Soprano
Genevieve Feiwen Lee, Piano 

Madchenblumen  Op, 22 (1888) 

    1. Kornblumen
    2. Molnblumen
    3. Epheu
    4. Wasserrose

Singing the Spirit

    Gwine Up (n.d.)
    Hold the Wind (1964)
    Little David (1956)
    This Little Light of Mine

The English Mendelsohhn

    Charlotte & Werther MWV K 48 (1831a )
    Sun of Sleepless MWV K 76 (1833)
    There Be None of Beauty's Daughters, MWV K 85 (1833)
    The Garland, MWV K 44 (1829)

A Night at the Movies

    Pure Imagination
        from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When I Fall in Love One Minute to Zero (1952)
I'm Gonna Go Fishing Anatomy of  a Murder (1959)
Home from The Wiz (1975)


Monday, December 5, 2022

Sunday December 4th at 2022 at 3:00 pm the Pomona College Choir


The Pomona College Choir

Donna M. Di Grazia


Daniel Rigall, Soprano, Haesung Park, Organ,
Allison Bjorkedal, Harp, Bill Schillt, Percussion

I. Ain-a that Good News (arr. 1937), William Levi Dawson 

    Ave Maria, R. Nathanial Dett

Mathew Cook, baritone

Let us Cheer the Weary Traveler (1926), R. N. Dett

II. Palm 117: O Praise the Lord (from a New Song), Ulysses Kay

    Soon Ah Will Be Done (arr. 1934), arr. W. L. Dawson

    Listen to the Lambs, R. N. Dett

Rosy Falzon, soprano

    My Heart Be Brave (2019), Marques L. A. Garret 

III. Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein

1.   Maestroso ma energetico

2.   Adante con moto, ma tranquillo - Allegro feroce 

Daniel Rigali, soprano  

3.   Prelude (Sostenuto moto) - Peacefully flowing 




Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Our Visit to Pomona

We went to Pomona Arts Colony for "Day of the Dead" celebrations! Delicious food, performances, arts, crafts, and a car show all greeted us there.

We were even lucky enough to run into our yoga instructor, getting ready for the circus arts performance later that eve!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Sunday Brunch Treats

We had TWO treats on Sunday the 23rd.

First, my daughter came into town to celebrate her 30th year Webb class reunion, which coincided with Webb's 100 year anniversary.

Second, she met us for Sunday brunch, and arranged a little bday freebie for me! My partner and I are getting ready to dive into some chocolate goodness.


We see meteors! October 21-22 in Wrightwood

We headed to Wrightwood to catch the peak night of the Orionid meteor shower on my birthday weekend.

We saw many small "flashes" meteors zip by overhead. No rip roaring, sky- cleaving ones. But a wonderful time stargazing, all bundled up in cozy layers and a big blanket. 

Love and thank you's to my partner for a truly amazing packing job and all the thoughtful touches to the weekend!

This is an Orion constellation screenshot from Star Walk 2.

Tuesday March 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm Pomona College Jazz Ensemble

  Pomona College Jazz Ensemble   Barb Catlin, director   Grooves Old and New: An Afternoon of Big Band Swing and Student Arrangements    Sou...