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Brian S. Wilson Receives ASCAPLUS Award; Performing Oct. 16 and Oct. 23
Brian S. Wilson, Chair of the Music Department, has received an award from the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers for performances of his music worldwide in the past year. The ASCAPLUS award provides cash and recognition to active and established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media. The award is determined by a panel of distinguished music experts.
Wilson’s Kherdian Songs, after poems from My Racine by David Kherdian, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 16 at a recital by soprano Carol Menke at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Newman Auditorium. Accompanying Menke on Kherdian Songs will be SSU music professors Marilyn Thompson, piano, and Roy Zajac, clarinet. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. Kherdian Songs is available on iTunes.
Cominsky Delivering the Benjamin Dean Lecture at California Academy of Sciences
Professor Lynn Cominsky will be giving the Benjamin Dean Lecture, "Exploring the Extreme Universe with Fermi," on Mon., October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She will explain how Fermi uses matter and anti-matter pair production to track gamma rays to their cosmic locations, and will showcase the first exciting results from the mission.
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly known as GLAST) mission was launched into orbit on June 11, 2008. Its mission is to explore the most energetic and exotic objects in the cosmos: blazing galaxies, intense stellar explosions and super-massive black holes. Using experimental technologies developed by high energy particle physicists, Fermi’s astrophysical observations are being conducted by international and multi-agency teams including hundreds of scientists world-wide. Admission is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors. See the website for more information or to buy tickets.