The social program of the QSCP-XIII workshop will consist of the welcoming reception dinner, banquet, musical concert, and a trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where one can see many world-famous exhibits. The examples, among many others, include:
- the chair in which President Abraham Lincoln was sitting during the production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865
- the bus which Rosa Parks boarded on December 1, 1955, to go home from work. On that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality
- the George Washington camp bed
- the vehicles in which 20th-century American presidents traveled, including the Kennedy Presidential Limousine in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963
In addition, there will be a trip to the lovely city of Frankenmuth for the accompanying persons.
The recital for the QSCP-XIII international meeting will be presented by flute and soprano duo, Danilo Mezzadri and Susan Ruggiero-Mezzadri accompanied by Judy Kabodian at the piano. Over the past seven years the Mezzadri duo has performed together in recital in Mississippi, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and in Curitiba, Brazil. In the summers they serve as faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake Michigan. The program will include music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, French composers Gabriel Fauré and Albert Roussel, and Italian composers Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi. For more information about the artists see: http://www.danilomezzadri.com/ and http://www.shreveopera.org/Ruggerio.htm. The recital is organized and coordinated by Professor Charles Ruggiero, a member of the College of Music faculty at Michigan State University, where he has taught both composition and music theory since 1973, and a composer of music for orchestra, wind ensembles, chamber groups, solo instruments, and voice (see http://charlesruggiero.com for further information).
Further details about the Social Program will be provided later, as the workshop approaches. The welcoming reception dinner and banquet, along with other meals, and the musical concert are included in the registration fees. There are additional small fees for the trips (see the Registration & Fees link in the main navigation bar).
Last Updated: April 4, 2008|