We invite you to join us for an evening of music and stories celebrating Forrest Kinney, who left us too soon when he passed away last year. He has touched and inspired countless lives and we would like to celebrate the life that he lived and continue his legacy. We will be joined by colleagues, friends, family members, and former students of Forrest.
The evening will combine musical performances featuring the Four Arts of Music (Interpretation, Improvisation, Composition, and Arranging) as well as stories, memories, and videos of Forrest. If you want to stay after, we will use Breakout Rooms on Zoom for an informal gathering following the concert to meet and mingle with familiar and new faces.
Welcome • MCs: Grant Kondo & Yvonne Reddy
Art of Interpretation
Julie Poklewski • "Invocation" by Forrest Kinney
Excerpt from Creative Life by Forrest Kinney (Read by Forrest's sister, Sydney Wallace)
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (Forrest & Andrea)
Art of Composition
Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall • "Tribute to Forrest" by Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall
Wendi Kirby • "Forrest" by Wendi Kirby
Paula Dreyer • "Forrest in the Forest" by Paula Dreyer
Tribute by Anne Reese, Forrest Kinney Publications
Art of Improvisation
Grant Kondo • "Storm" from Pattern Play 6 and "For the Joy" from Create First! 1 by Forrest Kinney
Andrea Rackl • Free Improv by Andrea Rackl
Art of Arranging
Natalia Pressman • "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla (arr. Natalia Pressman)
Leila Viss • "Winter Window Frost" by Leila Viss (adapted from Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons)
Dr. Kevin Helppie • "A Distant Land" by Kevin Helppie (adapted from Robert Schumann's Scenes from Childhood)
Four Arts Scholarship • A Message from Sydney Wallace, Forrest Kinney Publications
Informal Reception to follow in Zoom Breakout Rooms - feel free to join us!
Acknowledgements and Gratitude