EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Carrizozo Municipal Schools in Carrizozo, New Mexico*
*This concert is generously sponsored in part by Carrizozo Music & Carrizozo Works, Inc.
Performed by Linda Rosenthal, violin, and Bill Blush, actor, Strings & Stories is an innovative kaleidoscope of music and theatre
Commissioned in 1995 by the Education Department at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC,
Strings & Stories continues to delight audiences of all ages. Initially created as a children’s
concert, Strings & Stories offers a great variety of styles and sounds ranging from classical
short stories, insightful letters and prose by Leonard Bernstein and Beethoven to the music of
Bach, Paganini and Fritz Kreisler.
Violinist LINDA ROSENTHAL performs throughout North America, Europe and
Asia in recitals, as a soloist with orchestra and as a chamber musician. Based in Juneau
Alaska, Linda also performs in virtually every corner of that great State from fishing
villages and logging camps in Southeast Alaska to remote villages above the Arctic
Circle. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, and is also
Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid, New York.
Linda has commissioned and premiered over a dozen works in the past decade, including
pieces for solo violin, violin and narrator, and a Concerto for Violin and Jazz Big Band.
She has recorded five solo CDs and plays on a violin made in Turin, Italy in 1772 by J.B.
Actor BILL BLUSH, a native of a small town called Los Angeles, has performed Strings
& Stories with Linda Rosenthal throughout the United States for over ten years. He has
long been involved in all aspects of the theater with emphasis on acting, writing and
directing. As an actor, Bill has played just about everything from classic characters to
more original roles including...The Kitchen Sink. His works as a playwright which have
had successful Southern California engagements are This Above All, About What?, Darn
You Kenny!, Ziggy’s Right and most recently A Bad Idea. Bill’s love for humor has
inspired him to develop and direct several improvisational theater troupes and to venture
into the arena of stand-up comedy where he has performed at The Laugh Factory, The
Improv and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
About The Piatigorsky Foundation: Evan Drachman established The Piatigorsky Foundation in 1990 in honor of his grandfather Gregor Piatigorsky. Piatigorsky deeply believed in the healing and inspiration power of classical music. He once said, “Music makes life better. Music is a necessity. It is rich. It is imaginative. It is magnificent. And it is for everyone.” The Piatigorsky Foundation is committed to carrying on Piatigorsky’s mission by evoking cultural curiosity through educational and accessible live performances.