Friday, July 29, 2011

Your Ticket to Dave Matthews Can Support VCCA

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are teaming with JustGive.org for their first acoustic show in Charlottesville since 1994. It takes place August 20 at the Pavillion.

The price of admission to their concert will go to the charity of your choice. Please consider choosing VCCA. Thank You!

HOW IT WORKS
After purchasing your ticket, go to
http://www.justgive.org/charlottesville
Then enter your ticket’s redemption code - and select VCCA!

FOR TICKETS
Go to Warehouse (the official DMB fan association) to make a ticket request
OR
Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 5 - CLICK HERE

Above photo of Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews by clubnotes

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Connecting Composers to Performers

VCCA composer Fellow Dennis Tobenski started NewMusicShelf "...to create a central hub for composers to have an outlet for their works and for performers to find new and exciting works that they won't find in the catalogs of the major publishers.

"The site is open to all composers who publish their own work, and offers those composers a platform to sell their scores in digital format to performers and ensembles around the world."

To go to the NewMusicShelf webpage
CLICK HERE

LAST 2 DAYS TO APPLY!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cy Twombly: 1928 - 2011

Cy Twombly in his Lexington, Virginia studio in 2010. Photo © Craig Pleasants.

It is with deep sadness that we note the death of our friend Cy Twombly yesterday in Rome. He was 83. Cy was widely acknowledged to be one of the most important and influential artists of the last fifty years, his work so well-known as to need no description here.

In the early 1990s, Cy started returning to Virginia from Italy for several weeks each year. It was then that two VCCA Fellows living in his hometown of Lexington brought him over the mountain for his first visit. Program Director Craig Pleasants visited him later in Lexington and invited him to join VCCA's advisory council, where he served for fifteen years.

In January of 1998, Cy came to VCCA for a short residency. In Craig's words, "He charmed everyone with his extraordinary humility and the lovely southern accent that had remained unaltered by four decades abroad. Last year, shortly after unveiling his ceiling in the Louvre, Cy was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, the highest decoration in France, yet when Janice Herbert and I talked with him at the hotel right afterwards, he barely mentioned it."

Cy's friend Sally Mann once described him as a man with "a negligent grace, a whiff of mischief, and a charming insouciance." The artist Cy Twombly and his deft ecstatic touch will be missed by the world. At VCCA, we will miss Cy the gentle, unassuming, generous man.