MasterClass Monday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Perform An Emotional Seasons Of Love At The Tony Awards.

MasterClass Monday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Perform An Emptionl Seasons Of Love At The Tony Awards.

First of all, my apologies yet again for not adding a topic for the Tony Awards telecast last evening.

However, having woken up today to the hoopla surrounding the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ students’ performance of “Seasons Of Love“, I was moved to tears and inspired to add a MasterClass Monday topic. These Parkland survivors are exceptional in every sense of the word.

You know, there is a ubiquitous saying: “All things for a happen for a reason“. More often than not, it becomes meaningless in the face of tragedy.

However, in the face of the Parklamd survivors, it resonates – and in a profound way. It has produced not only a tenacious movement for public safety via stronger gun control, but also, it has showcased the face of our future superstars, be it as journalists, advocates, politicians or performers.

This millennial generation of young adults should give us all hope for the continued prosperity of the world. They are relentless, visionary and incredibly intelligent.

I have not been able to find a video of their full performance so I have added a link to CNN’s converge here. You will be able to see and hear an abbreviated version on the CNN site but, truthfully, all you need is a bite out of an apple to know that it is good. Really, Really, REALLY GOOD.

If anyone has a full length version, please send me the link. Many have tried to upload the performance to YouTube or Vimeo and the videos have been disabled for copyright reasons. Hopefully, a full version will be publicly available in the next few days.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

5 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Perform An Emotional Seasons Of Love At The Tony Awards.”

  1. I saw this last night and was moved to tears too. So moving!!!

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  2. i saw a full length version earlier today – i was so lucky! this is precisely why music and the arts are so important in schools. it was a stellar performance!

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  3. MCL, oh look! it’s still up!

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  4. also, interview on the today show,

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  5. CBS put up the full performance on their YouTube channel:

    They deserve their ovation, and then some.

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