A tribute to Robert Levin: The practice of performance

first_img“A composer puts a mirror to the audience and asks us to recognize ourselves. It’s the same as with great plays. Music is no less serious just because it is composed of tones, not words.” — Robert LevinRobert Levin, the inaugural Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Music at Harvard, will retire from the University in 2014. As a tribute to his contribution to musical life at Harvard, the Music Department will honor him with a concert in Sanders Theatre on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m. Internationally renowned pianist Levin will perform pieces that he commissioned, premiered, or that have been commissioned for him. These include Bernard Rands’ 12 Preludes, John Harbison’s Piano Sonata No. 2, Hans Peter Türk’s Träume, and Straccio vecchio and Sauce 180 by Yehudi Wyner. Knowing Levin’s skill with improvisation, there may some surprises as well.If it weren’t for a tiny post office in a Black Forest German town, though, Levin may not have spent the past 20 years teaching performance at Harvard.“I was senior professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg,” recounts Levin. “One morning I was heading towards the post office—it was very small, with just one window—and I saw a man with a stack of packages heading in the same direction. I thought, ‘I’ve got to get there first or I’ll be here all morning.’ As I got closer I recognized him. It was Christoph Wolff.”last_img read more

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Labrador project Brightwater offers luxury apartments to the market

first_imgRenders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.Director Ralf Hecke, who is also a licensed builder, said his company’s focus when designing Broadwater was to create a “long term living environment” for buyers and residents.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We simply invest a lot of hours talking with local real estate agents asking what the buyers have asked them for, which they are unable to supply,” Mr Hecke said.“The answer seems to be consistently large open plan designs, big balconies, good security, no holiday letting, low-body corporate, near the water, shopping centres and cafes, and under $500,000.”“As a builder and developer we take a very hands on approach with every aspect of our developments, from designing the development application with town planners, architects, and engineers, through to always having a presence on site.” Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.EIGHT out of 10 buyers at Labrador project Brightwater are owner-occupiers.Developer Kriptal are behind the 10-level tower, which is being built at 14-16 Bright Ave.The two-bedroom apartments range in size from 99sq m to 110sq m and are priced from $450,000. Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.The Brightwater building will feature nine residential floors with 35 luxury apartments, many with Broadwater views, as well as a ground and basement car park.Apartments will feature open-plan designs and modern fixtures and fittings.Building facilities include a 13m lap pool, gym, residents’ lounge with kitchenette and bathroom, plus an outdoor entertaining area with a barbecue overlooking the pool.Body corporate fees are $53 per week.Construction is on track to be complete in October with settlement in November.center_img Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.last_img read more

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Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Indiana

first_imgPlainfield, In. — Duke Energy today reiterated that help managing energy bills is available for any customer who may be experiencing financial hardship, including workers affected by the federal government shutdown, which is moving into its third week.“While the government shutdown is a very visible issue now, we recognize that unforeseen hardships can happen to anyone at any time,” said Lesley Quick, Duke Energy’s vice president of revenue services. “To assist our customers who are having difficulties paying their bills, we have long offered programs and assistance agencies to help.”Billing / Payment Assistance ProgramsFor customers who are unable to commit to specific dates for payments, Duke Energy partners with local assistance agencies across our service areas, who distribute funds to individuals in need. Each state has specific programs and eligibility requirements. See the links below for what’s available in Indiana:Helping Hand: https://www.duke-energy.com/community/customer-assistance-programs/helping-handEnergy Assistance Program: https://www.duke-energy.com/home/billing/special-assistance/energy-assistance-programBudget Billing / Equal Payment PlansCustomers who have more than 12-months of usage history at their current residence may qualify for one of our billing and payment plans that gives customers the option of levelized monthly payments.These billing plans are ideal for customers who are unable to pay a large bill now, but can afford to pay the average amount. Please visit the link below to enroll and learn more.DEI: https://www.duke-energy.com/home/billing/budget-billingDeferred PaymentsIn the event a customer is unable to pay a past due bill, Duke Energy’s customer service specialists are available to discuss a customer’s situation and provide assistance to meet the customer’s specific needs.Residential customer service specialists are available Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST in Indiana. Contact information is below:Duke Energy Indiana: 800.521.2232last_img read more

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Late Zaha strike denies Cerezo

first_img Press Association It looked as though United were destined for a third tour defeat against Kagawa’s old club, and the Japan star would only have had himself to blame after missing a gilt-edged chance and a penalty. But in the dying seconds, Zaha tapped home Anderson’s low cross to claim a draw after Kenyu Sugimoto and Yusuke Maruhashi had struck either side of Kagawa’s equaliser. Wilfried Zaha spared Shinji Kagawa’s blushes with an injury-time equaliser for Manchester United as they drew 2-2 against J. League outfit Cerezo Osaka. United set off with clear intent and Robin van Persie brought a sharp save out of Kim Jin-Hyeon inside the first minute. The Dutchman had recovered from the thigh problem that forced his precautionary withdrawal in Yokohama on Tuesday and was denied by Kim once more, before Phil Jones sent his diving header narrowly over. In conditions so hot and sticky it was decided to take a drinks break midway through both halves, Osaka were starting to get into their stride. Anders Lindegaard had already made two good saves when Edno sent his header straight at the Dane from point-blank range, when a foot either side would have seen the hosts go ahead. They did not have to wait long, though, as a woeful error on the edge of his own box by Chris Smalling gifted an opportunity to Sugimoto, which the 20-year-old drilled into the bottom corner. Kagawa’s first embarrassing blunder came not long afterwards. Under normal circumstances, Van Persie would surely have gone for goal himself as the loose ball fell to him after Danny Welbeck had fired against a post. Instead, he squared unselfishly towards the player who has been feted at every turn since his arrival on tour on Monday. Unbelievably, Kagawa screwed his shot high over the bar, the groans from a capacity crowd underlining the disappointment. United continued to press and Ryan Giggs curled an effort narrowly over before Welbeck came close once more. Kagawa then saw another chance go awry. After Ashley Young had been brought down, Van Persie stood aside to let the Japan international take the penalty, but he spurned that opportunity too as Kim made a decent low save. There was an element of relief and embarrassment about his celebration when Kagawa eventually scored, from a Giggs cross, and he was replaced by Zaha not long afterwards. Cerezo were not inhibited by that setback, though, and Minamino put them back in front with a superb shot from the edge of the area that arrowed into the top corner. United almost conceded a third as Lindegaard was forced into a fine fingertip save to deny Maruhashi. The Premier League champions looked to be heading for another loss though until Zaha, one of those to impress on this three-week trip, finished from close range. last_img read more

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Late birdies see Stow pip his England pals

first_img28 Jun 2014 Late birdies see Stow pip his England pals It requires something special to win major championships and Ben Stow delivered that aplenty to win the Brabazon Trophy in record style in front of a cheering crowd at Seaton Carew. Birdies at the final two holes for a record-equalling 66 gave the Wiltshire man an aggregate of 278, 14 under par, and left him just a shot ahead of his England team-mates Ryan Evans and Ashley Chesters. “This is an amazing feeling after an amazing round,” he said. “This is a massive win for me. Apart from the Amateur Championship it doesn’t come much bigger than to win this English title. “Some days it is your day and it was mine today. I putted phenomenally. It just looked like the ball would drop in all day long. I had no idea how many I was under par but today was up there with some of the best golf I’ve ever played.” Stow (image © Leaderboard Photography) is back from college in the United States but did his experience there help provide this triumph? “I won in South Carolina in a playoff and to have that experience certainly helped over those last few holes.” The leaders certainly enjoyed the better conditions. The day began dull with a chilly wind but as the sun broke through to the birdies began to flow. Stow started tied on seven under with Evans and Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin. But he took a grip early on with birdies at the first two holes, set a hot pace by going out in 30 strokes and was soon the man to chase. His biggest threat seemed to come from Chesters. The European champion had three birdies in a front nine of 32 and after another at 11 he reeled off four-in-a-row from the 13th. That put him on 14 under and he might be the Brabazon champion now if it hadn’t been for a lone bogey at the par four 17th. “I was between clubs and pulled my shot into heavy rough which proved costly,” he said. “But I holed a couple of key putts. The one for birdie at 15 from 50 feet was probably heading off the green until it dropped. Then at 16 I sank a 20-footer for birdie. “I thought Ben, playing behind me, was also making birdies so I just tried to get as low as possible. If it wasn’t for that bogey at 17 that was the best round I’ve played. When I won the European I shot 65, seven under, and didn’t hit a bad shot. But there were one or two iffy ones today.” Evans, who had seven birdies in his 67, was naturally disappointed but he paid tribute to his team-mate. “Hats off to Ben, it was a great finish by him,” he said. “Coming down the last I heard the cheering but I didn’t know if it was Ben or Craig Ross had holed for birdie. “If I had shot 67 anywhere else I’d expect to win but if someone had offered me second place before the start I’d have taken it. “I felt it was going to be my week but not winning could put me out of the running for a place in the Eisenhower Trophy team. That’s important but we’ll have to see.” Scotland’s Craig Ross maintained his good form by returning a closing 70 for 283, nine under par, for fourth place while his compatriot Daniel Young was one of three in fifth on 284. Apart from Stow and Chesters, there was another 66 produced by Irish international Gary Hurley which saw him storm through the field and also finish in fifth place. “The felt more comfortable on the greens today,” he said. “They were less were more receptive after the rain and I managed to hole a few putts.” The 21 year old from West Waterford certainly did, finding an eagle on the 11th to go with his seven birdies. England’s Michael Saunders finished in equal 12th place on 288 and won the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate from the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies, while Ireland’s Moynihan, the other to finish fifth, collected the Henriques Salver for the best performance by a player from Britain and Ireland aged under 20. But the week belonged the Stow. He was always on the leaderboard and his victory meant he kept the trophy in Wiltshire hands by succeeding county team-mate Jordan Smith as champion.last_img read more

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