Mondays with the Waring

Mondays with the Waring is a series of Educational Seminars for the Community.
There were no seminars in 2020.|
The 2021 Series are virtual online webinars due to Covid19.
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The 4 virtual online webinars for winter/spring 2021 are:
Mon, Jan 11 – Concert pianist / Waring Artistic Director John Bayless and Concert Pianist Norman Krieger
Mon, Feb 8 – Concert pianist / Waring Artistic Director John Bayless and Concert Pianist Lisa Nakamichi
Mon, Mar 8 – Concert pianist / Waring Artistic Director John Bayless, Waring Assoc. Artistic Director Joan RuBane with Concert Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medal Van Cliburn winner and 3 time Joanna Hodges (predecessor to The Waring) Competition winner
Mon, April 12 – Behind the Scenes of the Waring Competition – Artistic Director John Bayless, Chairman of the Board Peggy Cravens, Assoc Artistic Director Joan RuBane and Executive Director Ann Greer

2021 Webinar Sponsors are Dr. Betty & Cash Baxter, Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton, Peggy Cravens,  Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia, Joyce & Joe Stein – The Philibosian Foundation, JoAnn Wellner, and Sandy Woodson.

Additional donations are from Isabel Chapman, Michael Foster, Robert L. Moon, Terri Neuman, and Karen Speros.

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors and donors!  Special thank you to CVRep for technical assistance.

In 2019, the series was held at the 300 seat Indian Wells Theater on the CSUSB-Palm Desert campus on Cook Street.  The three seminars were:
Jan 14 Joe Giarrusso and Bob Poehler:  “American History of Jazz”
Jan 21: Dr. Stewart Gordon:  “Performance Challenges In Playing The Master Composers”
Jan 28:  Maestro John Bayless:  “Variations On The Style Of Life And Music”

The 2015 series was presented by Key Players’ Auxiliary Co Chairs Mary Ellen Blanton and Rev. Patty Spicer, ably assisted by committee members Cissie Bramer and Isabel Chapman. California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus was Presenting Sponsor. All seminars took place at the lovely 300 seat Indian Wells Theater.

You can visit our photo gallery to see photos from past events.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Composer Joe Giarrusso and Organist Bob Poehling presented an audio / visual presentation on the History of Music and the Orchestra recapping the major styles, periods, and composers from the 16th century to the contemporary world.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Concert pianist, recording artist, composer (and Waring artistic director) John Bayless demonstrated the Art of Improvisation on the piano. Brian Feng from USC’s Graduate School of Music made a special appearance.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Michael Rolland Davis, concert and recording producer (and Waring competition producer) presented a “behind the scenes” look with power point at what it takes today for young pianists to maneuver practicing, auditions, and competitions with recitals and performances.