Carlos Simon: New Work, written for Stacey
through composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID
initiative, which aims to give opportunities to performers in the
period of COVID through Frank’s Creative Academy of Music.
“We want to do our part. To that end, GLFCAM has contributed a
starting pledge of $15,000 to a GoFundMe campaign, and 65
GLFCAM composers are donating their time to create solo
works of 1–3 minutes each. These new pieces of music will
be given to performers who have lost employment because of
COVID-19 and are in financial straits. Each performer will be
invited to meet with their paired composer through Skype to
collaborate remotely in developing the new work for its
eventual premiere online for a physically-distanced audience.”
… plus French baroque, Irish tunes,duets by Telemann, and opera duets.
Joy S. Shinkoskey was the mother of Deborah Pinkerton and
mother-in-law to Bret Hewitt. They established an endowment to
support noon concerts and musical performances in the UC Davis
Department of Music.
Joy S. Shinkoskey (Pinkerton)
Mother of four children, including Deborah Pinkerton, Joy
Shinkoskey was in her younger years a model and played the
piano which is where she developed her love of music, playing
Beethoven piano works in the Spokane Music Festival, 1940, and
throughout her life.