Concert hall of new Music Center to be named for late Van Cliburn

first_imgTaylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Previous articleKevin Samuel’s career day powers No. 20 Men’s Basketball past Oral Roberts, 79-62Next articleWhat we’re reading: Fires rage and tempers flare Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent + posts Twitter Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Twitter printThis is the goal for the TCU School of Music Concert Hall.The concert hall of the TCU Music Center currently under construction will be named for late Van Cliburn, the concert pianist who skyrocketed to fame at 23 when he won the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958.The $10 million donation total from donors close to Cliburn is supporting the naming, according to the university.FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)“We are grateful to this group of donors for this historic gift to the School of Music to honor Van Cliburn and ensure the success of this important project,” said Chancellor Victor Boschini. The $53 million concert hall is set to open in fall 2020.With seating for around 700, the hall is designed acoustically as a grand concert hall to mirror the sound of much larger venues. Fort Worth residents David and Dana Porter led the fundraising efforts.“Dana and I are delighted to be part of the effort to name TCU’s new concert hall after Van Cliburn,” said David.The hall will include a museum showcasing Cliburn’s life and music. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Linkedin CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ FILE – This March 2, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama presenting a 2010 National Medal of Arts to pianist Van Cliburn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file) ReddIt ReddIt Taylor Boser Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Vermont road closure map

first_imgVT State Road Closure StatusZoom to area – Download KMLLegendClosedClosed – Authorized Vehicles OnlyOpen w/Restrictions: click item for infoLimited Service – Expect DelaysNormal Service RestoredNo Damage ReportedThe effects of Tropical Storm Irene continue to be felt around Vermont, as we discover new infrastructure failures on a daily basis. Due to these hazardous and unstable conditions, extreme caution must be used in traveling any of the roads in the affected areas as road conditions continue to change.Source: Vermont Agency of TransportationVT State Bridge ClosuresZoom to area – Download KMLLegendBridge ClosedOpen w/Restrictions: click item for infoBridge Open, Reduced LevelsSource: Vermont Agency of TransportationLocal Roads and BridgesZoom to area – Download KMLLegendRoad ClosedLimited Service – Expect DelaysBridge ClosedBridge Open, Reduced LevelsErrors and omissions may exist. Please exercise caution when driving in affected areas!Source: VT Regional Planning Commissions -vapda.org and ccrpcvt.org In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Vermont was hit with what the Governor called the worst flooding in a century. Many roads and bridges are still out. For the latest information, scroll down this list to see more available map layers, and see the websites linked here:VT Governor Peter Shumlin on TwitterVermont Agency of TransportationVermont Outage MapCVPS Outage InformationVT ResponseFor latest map click HERE or on the partial map shown (map is from 9/22/2011. The entire state map can be found by clicking this link)last_img read more

McDowell must make case for defence

first_img McDowell has never successfully defended a tournament and all nine of his European Tour victories have come in different countries, namely Sweden, Italy, Korea, Scotland, Wales, the United States, Spain, Bulgaria and France. The 34-year-old was disappointed not to add Ireland to that list after going into the final round of the Irish Open last month just two shots off the lead, although his share of sixth place was his best finish in 13 appearances in the event. Press Association Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell will have to create a piece of personal history to retain the Alstom Open de France title at Le Golf National in Paris this week. “It was really from the US Open onwards that I really felt like my game was ticking along nicely,” McDowell told a pre-tournament press conference at Le Golf National, site of the 2018 Ryder Cup. “I was inevitably a little bit disappointed with my performance on the weekend (in Ireland), on the greens especially, but I took the positives away from the week. I hit the ball as well as I have this season tee-to-green and put myself in a position to win. “Being the defending champion gives you a nice little buzz, a spring in your step and good memories and I’m looking forward to my pairing this week with Victor (Dubuisson) and the US Open Champion Martin Kaymer, who is in some amazing form at the minute. “I’m feeling good and ready for an exciting summer. I feel like I’m in a good space myself and looking forward to it. I had four or five nice days off last week, I’ve really made a sort of decision this year to pace myself for the summer. “I felt like the last three or four years, come August, I’ve been pretty tired. I haven’t been mentally and physically ready for the FedEx play-offs and into the early part of the autumn with the Ryder Cup. “Even looking back to Medinah, I didn’t feel like I was physically on top of my game that weekend (he won just one point from four matches), and I really didn’t play as well as I’d like to. “It’s really been a conscious decision since then to try and have myself in peak condition come July, August, September.” Kaymer won the French Open back in 2009, but missed the cut in his native Germany last week in his first appearance since claiming his second major title at Pinehurst. “I just didn’t play as good. It’s that simple,” the 29-year-old said. “To play in your home country is very, very difficult and I think for a lot of French players this week as well, there are so many expectations from all the people. “People think it’s easier because it’s your home crowd and all those things, but I think it’s the toughest tournament you play all year. And then of course you have to do a few things on the side media-wise and all those things that take a little bit away from your time on the golf course, but we all know that. It’s just a matter of organising it and preparing as good as possible.” The good news for Kaymer is that he has been given an early tee-time for the second round on Friday, meaning he should be finished in plenty of time to watch the World Cup quarter-final between Germany and France. “When I saw the tee times, 1.20pm tomorrow and then early on Friday, I was very glad. I like to think that they did it on purpose so I could watch the game,” Kaymer added. “It will be a very tough game. Obviously we have played against France a lot of times, but in these extreme situations it’s always tough to say. We struggled a little bit against Nigeria the other day, but then patience paid off in the end. “I will wear my (Germany) shirt somewhere so hopefully I won’t get attacked!” last_img read more