Pender’s Music will be closed on the following days:
-Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24
-Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
-New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1
We will close early at 5PM on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Jett has worked at Pender’s for 21 years and is currently the Jazz Manager.
-Hobbies: Gardening (he grows tomatoes, peppers, okra, and pretty much every other vegetable)
-Favorite Christmas Song: “Some Children See Him,” by Alfred Burt
This is shipping out today!
One of my coworkers brought this internet order to me today. Apparently, sometimes people put interesting requests in the “Special Request” field. We obliged to the best of our artistic abilities.
It was a half century ago today that Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein signed a three show contract for the Fab Four to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. The debut performance, on February 9, 1964 came just over two months after the assassination of President John Kennedy, and has been credited with helping the nation recover from that tragic event.
Although Sullivan is credited with “discovering” the Beatles, Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News also played a part in writing this chapter in music history.
Find Beatles sheet music from Pender’s Music Company.
Born without her left hand (a condition known as Symbrachydactyly), Denton fifth grader Abby Gieseke had nearly given up on her dream of learning to play the flute until she met local musician and instrument repairman Clarence Jefferson Wood Jr., or “Woody” as he’s known to friends and family.
Woody spent three weeks designing an instrument that could be supported and played with only one hand. Just five days after getting the redesigned flute, Abby was already playing at the level of her fellow classmates. Watch the video.
Thanks to Denton musician Clarence Jefferson Wood Jr., fifth grader Abby Gieseke is able to pursue her dream of playing the flute. Photo – nbcdfw.com
Berlin, with its affordable housing and openness to experimentation, has established itself as a hotbed of the visual arts and fashion. Now, the city is being transformed into an important hub for classical musicians.
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein says, “Berlin is what New York was 30 years ago, and I mean that in the best possible sense. It has all the advantages but without the craziness. Because it’s so affordable, it is much more inclusive, in a way. There is such a sense of discovery and openness.” Read More
Like American-born concert organist Cameron Carpenter, more and more classical musicians are making Berlin their home. “It is a very reinventive place, by necessity. As an American and particularly as an artist, I find that very attractive,” says Carpenter. PHOTO – Gordon Welters for the New York Times.
First published in 1833, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor set the mood in this trailer for the 1934 horror classic, “The Black Cat”, starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
Here it is, performed in its entirety
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“America means freedom and there’s no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music”
- Glenn Miller
In addition to giving us such Big Band classics as “in the Mood”, “String of Pearls”, “Tuxedo Junction”, and the hauntingly beautiful “Moonlight Serenade“, Glenn Miller created and led the 50-piece Army Air Force Band which entertained the allied troops in the European theater during WWII.
General Jimmy Doolittle said of Miller’s AAF Band, ”Next to a letter from home, that organization was the greatest morale builder in the European Theater of Operations.”
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Yesterday marked the passing of an American music icon whose name will eternally be synonymous with the Cold War era.
Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr., the Julliard-trained pianist who at age 23 shocked the music world by taking first-place in the 1958 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, died yesterday at the age of 78 following a long battle with bone cancer.
Upon his triumphal return from the Tchaikovsky Competition, Cliburn was honored with a ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan. He was the first musician ever to be so honored.
During a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Robert Wagner announced, “With his two hands, Van Cliburn struck a chord which has resounded around the world, raising our prestige with artists and music lovers everywhere.”
Mr. Cliburn was equally adored by his Soviet hosts, including Premier Nikita Khrushchev who later recalled that he “personally approved Cliburn’s victory” and saw it as “a symbol of a new maturity in relations between the two societies.”
His last public appearance was at the Van Cliburn Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration at Bass Hall in Fort Worth last September.
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 performed by Van Cliburn in Moscow, 1962.
Accompanied by Kirill Kondrashin
Van Cliburn Appearance on “What’s My Line”
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