Short Pieces, Tall Tales & A Glass Of Lemonade
Set in charming historic properties throughout Breckenridge and hosted by Artistic Director & Conductor Steven Schick, these casual outdoor mini-events mix storytelling with original music and friendly conversation. Bring your own chair!
Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather is a professor emerita in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at West Chester University in Pennsylvania where she taught geology and meteorology before retiring in May, 1999. Since coming to Summit County in 1980 to complete her doctoral dissertation for the University of Oregon, she has written many books about the geologic, geographic, and historic landscapes of the county and those who lived here from 1859 until the turn of the century.
Sandie spends summers in Summit County leading tours and presenting special programs for the Summit Historical Society, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. In 2013, Sandie received the prestigious Theobald Award from the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for her contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. She is a former president of the Summit Historical Society.
LJ White’s music serves ideals of direct, focused and socially relevant expression, assimilating an unrestricted array of influences through strange and evocative sonorities and rhythms, concise gestures, and apposite forms. White’s recent and upcoming projects include new works for the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, the Spektral Quartet, the Pushback Collective, Chamber Project St. Louis, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music NOW series.
White has won the Craig and Janet Swan Prize, the Margaret Blackburn Composition Competition, an Emil and Ruth Beyer Award from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Dolce Suono Ensemble Young Composer Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance Composition Competition, and the American Prize, as well as grants from the American Composers Forum and Chamber Music America. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Banff Arts Centre, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and his work has been featured at venues and festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, CULTIVATE at Copland House, the Ecstatic Music Festival, the Resonant Bodies Festival, REDCAT, Omaha Under the Radar, and the Composers Conference at Wellesley College.
White lives in St. Louis and teaches composition and music theory at Washington University.