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Biosyntrx Sunday Morning

Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music, and humanities, add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole. 

Clifford Still & the City of Denver

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Art is a force for life, not death, It's a matter of joy.   ​—Clyfford Still Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities honors Clyfford Still, the first artist to break through to a new and radically abstract painting style devoid of obvious subject matter in the mid-1940s. The movement blended elements of surrealism and abstract art in an effort to create a new style that spoke to the postwar mood of anxiety and trauma.

Vivaldi's Autumn

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features Vivaldi's Autumn. Christopher Verrette, from the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir blog titled, Breaking Broque had this to say about Vivaldi's Autumn:"Antonio Vivaldi uses his signature form, the solo violin concerto, to paint musical pictures of the seasons, supported by sonnets which are actually embedded in the musical score.

Celebrating September, David Foster & Friends

Sunday, September 23, 2018

As we watch today's innovative technology unite the world it seems that the hearts of men are growing more distant from each other. It is my hope that music will continue to tie past to future, reminding us of the love that unites us to our ancestors, to our descendants and to each other.  Maurice White 

September Traditions

Sunday, September 16, 2018

"September Song" becomes top of mind in Colorado as we thoughtfully transition through Labor Day weekend right into our annual autumn preparations for that first early-winter freeze immediately after Indian summer, which can't come soon enough after this long and very hot 2018 summer.

Yuval Noah Harari on the 21st Future

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Yuval Noah Harari may prove to be of of the more interesting big idea thinkers!  Harari is an Israeli historian and tenured professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who thoughtfully examines free will, consciousness, and intelligence. Therefore, we thought his new talk on the 21st century perfect for a Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities. He publishes books and essays regularly on power and imagination, science and religion, ecology, money and politics, future and happiness.

Bread & Roses History

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Bread and Roses is a political slogan as well as the name of an associated poem and song. It originated from a 1911 speech given by Rose Schneiderman:The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.

Happy 100th Birthday Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Following months of concerts and celebrations nationwide, we officially celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, which is Saturday, August 25, 2018. The famous Tanglewood Summer Music Festival will celebrate Lenny's birthday next weekend with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) featuring conductors, Andris Nelsons, Christoph Eschenbach, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, and John Williams. Wouldn't we all love to be there?

Facing Evil

Sunday, August 12, 2018

While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country.  â€”Ivanka TrumpDuring time of growing political resistance to hatred, bigotry, violence, climate change denial, record heat, and horrific fires, many of us turn to art, music, humanities, science-based critical thinking, or all of the above for reasoning and assurance.

Are We Turning Our Backs on Liberal Arts and Humanities?

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities asks a question near and dear to our hearts: Is the United States turning its back on the humanities. The evidence could seem real to some, given declining enrollments in the studies of arts, history, literature, language, and philosophy at colleges and universities across the country.

Global Warming Solutions from Paul Hawkens

Sunday, July 22, 2018

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, Paul Hawken’s solution-focused book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is a ray of welcome sunshine, as is his delightful and easily understood talk above, given at a Seattle town hall meeting in 2017.

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