New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned psychic medium
Laura Lynne Jackson to be featured in ‘The Story Behind Her Success’ presented by
Boston Women in Media and Entertainment
Jackson’s latest book ‘The Light Between Us: Stories From Heaven, Lessons for the Living’
May 4, 2016 6 p.m.-8 p.m. │Mandarin Oriental Boston
On May 4, the Boston Women in Media and Entertainment’s acclaimed series, “The Story Behind Her Success,” will feature New York Times best-selling author and renowned psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson. Hosted by BWME President and Massachusetts Broadcaster of the Year Candy O’Terry, the event will feature a live one-on-one interview, a question-and-answer session and book signing at the Mandarin Oriental Boston, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for non-BWME members and free for members. For tickets and more information, visit www.BWME.org. Jackson’s book will be available for purchase at the event.
“I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of women throughout my career, but never a psychic medium,” said O’Terry. “Laura Lynne’s book is a peak into a gift that could also be a burden. The fact that she has found such balance in her personal life as a wife, mother, and school teacher, makes her story even more fascinating. I can’t wait to dive in and hear what she has to say.”
About the book and the author
The New York Times Best-Seller, “The Light Between Us: Stories From Heaven, Lessons for the Living,” (Spiegel & Grau/Random House, 2015) chronicles the astonishing story of a woman with an extraordinary psychic gift — and a powerful message from the other side that can help us live more beautifully in the here and now.
Jackson is a wife, a mother, a high school English teacher — and a psychic medium. Where most believe an impenetrable wall divides the world between the living and the dead, she sees bright, brilliant cords of light that pass through a barrier as thin as a sheet of paper. Her gifts have been tested and verified by some of the most prominent scientific organizations studying paranormal phenomena, and Jackson has dedicated her life to exploring our connection to the other side, conversing with departed loved ones, and helping people come to terms with loss. In “The Light Between Us,” she shares her remarkable journey and the lessons in love she’s learned along the way.
About Boston Women in Media and Entertainment
The mission of BWME is to connect, educate and inspire its members through networking events combined with inspiring programming such as the “Story Behind Her Success” and “Quick Connect” series; Live & Learn, an on-going career enrichment in partnership with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and its powerful Speakers Bureau, Entertainer’s Corner and blog, Microphones and Madness. All of BWME’s programs are presented in partnership with Tocci Dental Group of Wellesley and LeDerm Laser and Medical Aesthetics.
Music for the Masses: Contemporary Reimaginings of Masses from Pierre Attaingnant’s Primus Liber
New England Philharmonic Chamber Players
Join the New England Philharmonic Chamber Players for the world premiere of new music celebrating the Athenæum’s recent digitization of Primus liber [septum librorum] viginti missarum, a collection of twenty masses published by Pierre Attaingnant in Paris in 1532.
Primus liber represents Attaingnant’s work in advancing music-printing technology. He developed an efficient single-impression printing system that became the standard in Europe for more than 200 years. The Athenæum’s volume is the only perfectly intact extant example of his masterwork.
In this collaborative celebration, the Boston Athenæum will present two newly-commissioned compositions by Bernard Hoffer and Emily Koh, inspired by material from Attaingnant’s collection of masses. Principal players of the New England Philharmonic will perform Hoffer’s “Musica Sacra” and Koh’s “-logos-,” along with Bernard Hoffer’s new transcriptions for chamber octet of selections from Bach’s sublime St. Matthew Passion, arranged especially for this performance.
Join over 200 guests from the arts, business, and legal communities of Greater Boston to celebrate our thriving creative economy and recognize those business and legal professionals who work to strengthen it. Martinis & Masterpieces features live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, amazing views, entertainment surprises, artwork by local artists, a silent auction featuring art and gift packages.
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During the event we will honor two extraordinary individuals who work tirelessly to keep Boston’s arts community healthy.
More information will be posted in mid-February 2016.
Chorus pro Musica, under the direction of Jamie Kirsch, will perform Beethoven’s monumental “Missa Solemnis” on November 4, 2016, at Jordan Hall as part of their 2016-17 season. The chorus will be accompanied by a full orchestra and prominent soloists. The concert will be in honor of the late Vera Godkin, long-time patron of the arts and mother of 25-year CpM chorister, David S. Godkin.
Raised in New York City, David Godkin shared his parents’ love of theater and opera, and started singing in choirs in his high school years. “My parents were avid supporters of the arts and would come to Boston regularly to hear me perform with CpM,” said Godkin, a trial lawyer in Boston and co-founder of Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP.
Upon her death in 2014, Vera Godkin left a bequest to CpM, and since that time, David Godkin and Kirsch have explored works the chorus could present that would honor her memory.
“‘Missa Solemnis’ is one of the monumental works of the choral repertoire. It is a larger-than-life piece … powerful and exhilarating to hear and perform,” said Kirsch. “CpM hasn’t performed it in almost 30 years, and (it) wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Godkin family, which makes this performance an extremely special event for us.”
About “Missa Solemnis”: Along with Bach’s Mass in B minor, Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” is widely regarded as one of the most significant mass settings. Although nearly eclipsed by the composer’s “Ninth Symphony,” completed directly after “Missa Solemnis,” it is generally considered one of the composer’s supreme achievements.
Beethoven began the work in 1819. It was to be performed at the ceremony where the composer’s long-time patron and friend, Rudolph, Archduke of Austria, was to be invested as archbishop in March 1820. Due to a myriad of circumstances, the piece was not finished in time, and without a deadline to manage, Beethoven completed the mass in 1823. The work is scored for a full orchestra, four soloists, and a mixed choir.
On October 1 at 8:00 p.m., Emmanuel Music, under the direction of Ryan Turner will commence its 46th season. This opening concert features the the works of a young Handel and Mozart, and a world premiere from the winner of Emmanuel Music’s first annual Handel Overture Composition Competition.
Handel Overture Competition Winner World Premiere Overture
Handel (at age 25) “Apollo and Dafne”
Mozart (at age 11) “Apollo and Hyacinth”
Apollo, the god of many things, provides the source of inspiration to Handel and Mozart at the height of their youthful creativity. The performances will feature sopranos; Susan Consoli and Margot Rood; tenor, William Hite and a world premiere by the winner of the Handel Overture Composition Competition.
In keeping with the NEP’s commitment to “Innovation and Tradition in Concert,” the 40th anniversary season will feature world premieres of works from Andy Vores, Peter Child and Richard Cornell, all past NEP composers-in-residence who have gifted these works in honor of the orchestra’s milestone, the world premiere of a new composition by Bernard Hoffer on the annual Family Concert, and masterpieces from the orchestral tradition of the twentieth century.
OCTOBER 29, 2016
Andy Vores Fanfare (2016) WORLD PREMIERE
Andrew Norman Sacred Geometry (2003)
Yehudi Wyner Piano Concerto “Chiavi in mano” (2004) ….Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Carl Ruggles Evocations (1934–43)
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (1943)
The 29th annual Steppin’ Out for the Dimock Center gala will take place on Saturday November 6th, the black tie gala is always at the top of every HOT BOSTON EVENT OF THE YEAR list. Last year the evening was headlined by the ten-time Grammy Award-winning international icon, Chaka Khan who rocked the house. Boston artist Louie Bello opened the evening and the night was complete with after party music provided by the one and only DJ Spinderella. The black-tie fundraiser raised over $750K for The Dimock Center.
Stay tuned for the 2016 blockbuster schedule.