This morning I finally received the autopsy report. The attached letter read “It is unfortunate that it took so long, but there have been articles in the local press about the backlog in the courts and Medical Examiner’s office, so apparently this has been an issue for many people.” I am grateful to the embassy (more)
Today was a very special day here in Cincinnati, Ohio. We met this afternoon at the cenotaph for Patrick and Stephanie, in the Shepard family plot. In addition to Stephanie’s immediate family (brother Tate, niece Alison and her husband Evan, nephew Carl and his wife Brittany, Stephanie’s son Tim and his family Kelly, Zoe, Nicolas, (more)
In just a couple of hours I will finally get to meet Stephanie’s family. I look forward to it. At this time tomorrow the final memorial will be over and we’ll all be telling stories at one of Patrick’s favorite restaurants in their area. I’m looking forward to that too. A couple of days after (more)
Here’s a map of Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio, where the US memorial will be held on 21 October 2017 at 1:00 PM. The cenotaph honoring Stephanie and Patrick will be placed in Stephanie’s family plot. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here is the program for the memorial concert held on the 13 September 2017. In addition to the works listed, the orchestra played two encores: Tchaikovsky’s Elegy in Memory of I. Samarin and Piazzolla’s Libertango. The last piece was a brilliant choice, an uplifting, energized way to end the concert, a dynamic way of celebrating (more)
Here are the guest book entries from the memorial concert of 13 September 2017. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your thoughts and memories of Patrick and Stephanie. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Published in Ultima Hora, 14 Sep 2017 PATRICK by Emili Gené Vila (English translation by Nicole.) I remember him playing the double bass or an organ, conducting a chamber orchestra he himself had created, conducting a choir, or directing the Music Festival, a miracle that remains very much alive, eager to recall the enthusiasm with (more)
Aquí está un artículo sobre el concierto conmemorativo de Patrick del periódico Ultima Hora y escrito por Emili Gene Vila. Here’s an article about Patrick’s memorial concert from the Ultima Hora newspaper on 14 Sep 2017. Here is the English translation by Nicole. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
EL MUNDO, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 CLASSICAL – KREMLIN STRINGS HOMAGE TO MEADOWS XXXIX DEIÀ FESTIVAL Concert in memory of Patrick Meadows: Kremlin Strings. Conductor: Misha Rachlevsky. Repertoire: Works by Schubert, Schoenberg, Schnauber and Tchaikovsky. Location: Son Marroig. Date: September 13. F.M. PALMA (Translation by Nicole) An elegy (Tchaikovsky) and a tango (Piazzola) crowned Misha (more)
Here are some pictures of Patrick’s marker in the Deia cemetery. I also include a photo to show how to find it. (Hint: it’s very easy.) Patrick and Stephanie received a plaque of recognition from the Town of Deia in appreciation for their work in founding the International Music Festival of Deia. He specifically asked (more)
Last night’s memorial concert was incredible. The music was played with brilliance and passion and the audience was fully engaged in the performances. I must write more another time, when I have a proper internet connection, but I wanted to get the word out as quickly as I could about the success of this event (more)
To paraphrase the sign below: “Don’t cry because he’s gone. Smile because he was here.” This is a sign at my friend Erika’s house in Oxford, MS. She lost her husband Tim a few years ago. We all used to be active at the race track together. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Suzy, Misha and others, Patrick’s memorial concert will be held at Son Marriog on 13 September 2017 at 8:30 PM. Please forward this information to others who might be interested. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
We need your help! We are hosting a memorial concert on 13 September 2017 at Son Marriog near Deia, Mallorca, Spain, but we need to raise money for the orchestra. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
We’re having a US-based memorial on Oct 21st at 1:00 PM in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Spring Grove Cemetery, Section 28, plot 5. The grave marker for both of them has been ordered. Anyone who knew either or both of them is invited to attend and share any thoughts or memories. Tate’s children Alison Shepard and (more)