Week 18: December January 14 to 20, 2019

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The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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Monday, January 14, 2019 / Early Release Schedule

 

Classic Rock and Roll Mondays: Simon and Garfunkel / The Best of (1999)

 

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are popular American musicians and singer-songwriters known collectively as Simon & Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom and Jerry in 1957 in Queens, New York, and had their first taste of success with the minor hit "Hey Schoolgirl". As Simon and Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965 backed by the hit single "The Sound of Silence". Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate, propelling them further into the public consciousness. They are well known for their close harmonies and sometimes unstable relationship. Their last album, Bridge over Troubled Water, was marked with several delays caused by artistic differences. Simon and Garfunkel were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s, and are perhaps best known for their songs "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "The Boxer". They have received several Grammys and are inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2007). In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Simon and Garfunkel #40 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They have reunited on several occasions since their 1970 break-up, most famously for 1981's The Concert in Central Park, which attracted more than 750,000 people.

 

Comp Presentations:

 

You’ll continue on your final project where your group’s objective is to prepare for a period-long lesson which will be taught to the class.  The presentations will be given starting this Wednesday to Friday and continued next week during comps.

 

The presentation is your comp for this class.  Please put 100% of yourself into this.

 

Please note at the chapter 25 group will be presenting on an assembly schedule.  Plan for the shortened time.

 

Due on Wednesday

 

Your group’s packet consisting of:

• The filled-in student packet, except for the assessment form;

• Any handouts for the activity portion of your presentation;

• Any overnight assessment documents

 

Submitted, these documents may not be altered except for minor errors in spelling and/or grammar.

 

This material must be completely ready to be turned in immediately at the start of the period on Wednesday.  Delays will result in a lowered grade.  Each group will be given a folder.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Classical Tuesday:  Remo Giazotto (1910-1998) / Adagio In G Minor for Strings and Organ (after T. Albinoni)

 

The Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo is a neo-Baroque composition popularly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, purportedly based on the discovery of a manuscript fragment by Albinoni. There is a continuing scholarly debate about whether the alleged fragment was real, or a musical hoax perpetrated by Giazotto, but there is no doubt about Giazotto's authorship of the remainder of the work.

 

Comp Presentations:

 

This is the last day of preparation for your projects.

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / Assembly Schedule

 

Jazz Wednesday:  Eric Dolphy (1928-1964) / Out to Lunch (1964)

 

Out to Lunch! is generally considered one of the finest albums in the label's jazz history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s avant-garde jazz movement.  A few months after recording this album, Dolphy went on a European tour with Charles Mingus.  He died shortly thereafter of a diabetic shock.  The Penguin Guide to Jazzselected this album as part of its suggested "Core Collection" and awarded it a "crown", stating, "If it is a masterpiece, then it is not so much a flawed as a slightly tentative masterpiece."  The album was identified by Chris Kelsey in his Allmusic essay "Free Jazz: A Subjective History" as one of the 20 Essential Free Jazz Albums.

 

Due Today

 

Your group’s packet consisting of:

• The filled-in student packet, except for the assessment form;

• Any handouts for the activity portion of your presentation;

• Any overnight assessment documents

 

Submitted, these documents may not be altered except for minor errors in spelling and/or grammar.

 

This material must be completely ready to be turned in immediately on request.  Delays will result in a lowered grade.  Each group will be given a folder.

 

Comp Presentations:

 

The chapter 25 group will present today.

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursday:  George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) / "Lascia ch'io pianga" (1711)

 

"Lascia ch'io pianga" is an Italian-language soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel which has become a popular concert piece.  The original melody for the aria is first found in Act III of Handel's 1705 opera Almira as a Sarabande.  Three years later, Handel re-cycled the melody and used it for an aria for the character Piacere in the second part of his 1707 oratorio Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (also entitled Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità.  The text and lyrics for this version of the aria are as follows:  Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa; tu vai cercando il tuo dolor. / Canuta brina per mano ascosa, giungerà quando nol crede il cuor.  (Leave the thorn, take the rose; you go searching for your pain. / Gray frost by hidden hand will come when your heart doesn't expect it.

 

Comp Presentations:

 

The chapter 26 group will present today.

 

Friday, January 18, 2019 / Regular Schedule

 

Whatever Friday

 

Whatever Fridays are reserved for...well...whatever!  It might be a classic music video, a clip from an old film, something totally weird, or something quite pedestrian and everyday.  You can help program Whatever Fridays by submitting a request at steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us   Mind you, it need to be free of explicit language and be in good taste.  And it has to appeal to SiR's standards.

 

Comp Presentations:

 

The chapter 27 group will present today.

 

 

 

S. Rosenberg  /  Whitney High School  /  16800 Shoemaker Avenue  /  Cerritos, California 90703  /  562-926-5566  x22361  /  steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us