Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

By Joseph B. Dychala

The final Delaware County Symphony chamber concert performance is Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. The concert takes place at Neumann University in the Meagher Theater in The Bruder Life Center. Ample free parking is provided.

The program includes selections from Finzi, Krommer and Schumann. Opening the afternoon is three of the Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano by Gerald Finzi followed by Concerto for Two Clarinets in E-flat Major by Franz Krommer. The afternoon concludes with Piano Quintet in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann. Featured performer Arnold Ostroff will be playing the Steinway Concert Grand with Michael Berton on cello.

Tickets may be purchased day of show for $12 each with a special two for one promotion for Delaware and Montgomery County library members upon presenting their library card. Tickets for students and seniors are discounted to $10 each. As always, any child twelve years or under receives free admission with an accompanying paid adult. This is an excellent way to bring the classics to a new generation of listeners.

The final full orchestra concert performance will conclude the 2016 – 2017 concert season on April 30 and feature selections from Shostakovich, Franck, Elgar and Tchaikovsky.

Finzi, Krommer, Schumann End Chamber Season

Anti-Science Rules Academia

Anti-Science Rules Academia — A Penn prof has found that almost all papers published by scientific journals are propaganda.

Only one-tenth of 1 percent of the published works conform to the scientific method says J. Scott Armstrong, a professor of Marketing at the Wharton School. He says the criteria is well established  yet the works claiming to authoritatively reveal truths about nature blithely ignore them.

Why? Follow the money. Getting bucks in academia means telling those who control the grants what they want. Hence, bizarre claims ranging from sexual norms to falling skies are made by highly credentialed people causing policy to be emplaced impoverishing ourselves while enriching the connected.

Armstrong says there is a bright spot though.  Public Library of Science One actually follows scientific principles and has become the largest journal based on papers published.

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