David Korevaar, the Helen and Peter Weil Professor of Piano, College of Music, will deliver a unique Distinguished Research Lecture on Feb. 24 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Grusin Music Hall with a reception to follow. His presentation will feature a combination performance and talk entitled “The score is alive…with the sound of music.”If you goWho: University affiliatesWhat: “The score is alive . . . with the sound of music”When: Friday, Feb. 24, 4 to 5:45 p.m.Where: Imig Music, Grusin Music HallCost: FreeRegistration is requested for this event. Reception to follow.Register nowKorevaar, one of two recipients of CU Boulder’s 2016 Distinguished Research Lectureship, presents a lecture performance that focuses on the process of translating notes on the page into music that comes alive for the listener. Beginning with Chopin’s familiar “Ballade No. 3” as an example of how a performance grows from the contexts that surround it, the lecture will move on to Korevaar’s discovery of the Italian composer Luigi Perrachio’s (1883–1966) music for the piano and how he approaches translating into sound music which, though 100 years old, has no performing tradition attached to it. Bringing the discussion to living composers, Korevaar will showcase his work on some recent pieces by his longtime friend, American composer Lowell Liebermann.Korevaar began his piano studies at age 6 in San Diego with Sherman Storr (a College of Music alumnus), and at age 13 he became a student of the great American virtuoso Earl Wild. By age 20 he had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he continued his studies with Wild and studied composition with David Diamond. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School with Abbey Simon. Another important mentor and teacher was French pianist Paul Doguereau, who had been a student of Egon Petri, and who had studied the music of Fauré and Debussy with Roger-Ducasse (a pupil of Fauré’s), and the music of Ravel with the composer.Korevaar has recorded prolifically, most recently releasing a critically acclaimed CD of works by Chopin, and has collaborated with College of Music colleague Chas Wetherbee on a CD of music by Tibor Harsányi—a recording that was inspired by earlier research in the College of Music’s Howard Waltz Library. He has recorded Bach’s music extensively, including the Six Partitas, both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Goldberg Variations.His scholarly work has included collaborations with College of Music theory professor Daphne Leong on the interactions between performance and analysis, as well as a collaboration with College of Music professor Laurie Sampsel on the contents and provenance of the library’s Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection—the source of today’s Perrachio rarities. Published: Feb. 10, 2017 Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
We live in a world, and an industry, that is built upon change. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux, moving forwardand in some cases, backward or sidewaysat a pace that forces all of us to stay on our toes all the time. This is not by any means something thats new or something thats ever going to come to an end. Having been around awhile myself, I can tell you that the only difference is that the pace seems to speed up or slow down depending on whats going on in your life, where you are in your career, whats going on in the business, and how you face those changes as a person and as a professional.Recently I was looking over our People on the Move column, and it made me think about all the wonderful and exciting opportunities that are happening all around us in loss prevention. People moving up or moving on is almost always good news for those individuals, and we applaud their efforts and the prospects that come with new partners, new responsibilities, and new beginnings. Getting promoted or taking a different job can bring with it both personal and professional challenges, making us better at what we do and better contributors to the business and the profession.But growth and change isnt simply built on shifting our geography. We should also be applauding those who have seen the value in staying with one company for a long time. They recognize the merits of stability and consistency in their companies and their careers. They find their potential by building on a solid foundation and in the appeal of sparking internal change to create a winning program and a successful career. I think of my good friend Bob MacLea, who spent 41 years with TJX Companies and made countless contributions to the company and the loss prevention community.- Sponsor – But I can also point to one of our own here at LP Magazine in Amy Carpenter, who is on the move after seventeen years working behind the scenes with the LPM team. By bringing their own brand of excellence to what they do, professionals like Amy bring immeasurable value to their organizations. Thank you, Amy. You have both our gratitude and our congratulations as you move forward on your personal journey.Heads or Tails?The benefits of a new role in a new organization are often easy to see and admire. Its the shiny new penny (or quarter for the millennials out there) thats fresh and attractive, full of promise and opportunity. We see the prospects of something new with the chance to learn, grow, and make a difference in creative and exciting ways. By learning, we remain relevant. By developing our skill sets, we build career security. By spreading our wings, we expand our possibilities.On the other side of that same shiny coin are the prospects of staying with the same company and taking our careers to new and different levelswhile staying put. Stability and familiarity arent necessarily a bad thing, and if we understand the need to continue our growth and development along the way, there are many potential ways to develop our skills and build career security right in our own back yard. But making these decisions should never be as simple as flipping a coin. Changing companies will mean different cultures, colleagues, and strategies, along with other hurdles that can bring unexpected challenges. The decision to move should never be made on impulse or emotion and deserves careful consideration.By the same respect and for many of the same reasons, we shouldnt decide to stay with a company based on impulse or emotion or the anxiety that comes with facing change. Opening new doors and new opportunities can enhanceand extendour careers. Career security also comes with making ourselves as marketable as possible, gaining new perspectives and exposure to different company cultures. Change can be scary, but there are times when change can be necessary and highly beneficial.Over the years many friends and colleagues have asked me for advice on making tough career decisions. Obviously, some choices are easier than others based on needs, opportunities, responsibilities, finances, job elimination, and many other factors that can come into play. My best counsel is that whatever decision that you make, those decisions should be based on rational thought, careful consideration, and informed decisions. Make the right choice for yourself, your family, and your organization, and youll end up with a truly moving experience. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Innovation can hit a wall – ever wonder why you really want a “real” workstation?At a recent ISV event last week in Las Vegas, I met several end users who wished they had purchased a “real” workstation – what they had bought was a high-end desktop computer with a recommended high-end graphics card. What they got was disillusionment, sub-par performance and countless support nightmares. Workstations are designed and tested for performance, stability and expandability. The software application works and it delivers on performance because it is designed to.To level set everyone, I view the workstation as the essential technology tool for professional creators that can quickly and efficiently transform complex data into actionable information. Key words transform data and actionable information. High quality decisions can be made without delay. Workstations, for me, represent the single most important innovation engine used by professionals to generate end customer value. As such, they are the workhorse. They must be dependable, scalable and powerful enough to get out of the way of end user innovation. So, what gets in the way of innovation? I have my top 3.1) First is the dreaded hour glass or the innovation inhibitor as I like to call it. To me the hour glass is one of the most dangerous innovation inhibitors. It has no place in a workstation solution. If the hour glass appears, innovation can be quickly lost or sidetracked. Creative thought is disrupted and a good idea — well it just got away while we wait for the workstation to respond to our request.2) Data size. Until recently, data sizes have been limited and have forced workstation users to work with small sub sets of data. The result, users often miss seeing important trends that occur in larger assemblies and or models. These missed trends, while not halting innovation, certainly play a key role in extending the time for innovation to occur as smaller data sizes limit a more complete awareness of strategic differences.3) Perhaps the most dangerous innovation inhibitor is the one that has the least to do with technology and the most to do with how companies work. New technologies found in today’s workstations have transformed these tools in to powerful workstation supercomputers. This new breed is capable of delivering near supercomputer performance at an individual’s desk enabling users to quickly iterate through ideas and potentially innovate faster than ever before. There is an old poster I remember as a kid, I think it plays here as well. The saying went something like this — I have been rich and I have poor; rich is better. Well the same is true in workstations – I have been fast and I have been slow – fast is better. More accurately workstations with certified applications and graphics cards can help deliver the performance, stability and scalability you need to innovate faster. They can deliver the technology that gets out of the way of your users capability to innovate. Enabling them to create value faster than ever before on Intel based workstations.High-end desktops with powerful graphics may not really be all that you want or need. In fact high-end desktop computers, while marginally less expensive, may not be, in the end, what you can afford as you potentially experience less than adequate performance and below industry average innovation.Which can you afford?