I received this e-mail from Waltraud Mucher about an upcoming memorial concert for Carl Mansker, a close friend of Patrick’s. Several friends of Carl and Patrick and Stephanie will be performing this concert in the Deia church. The Google Translate button is available if you need it. Este Junio ha fallecido en Múnich un mallorquín (more)
Patrick begins this recording of 18 March 2017 explaining the meaning of Stephanie’s marker and what he’d like for his own. The tale then expands to the music festival and how their festival spawned a bunch of separate festivals all over the island. JP: So that will still there [Stephanie’s marker on the cemetery wall] (more)
Alan and Denise visited from New York on 21 September 2000. One of them wrote: There’s the music we make then the music that is simply made. The Beethoven fell down the hill into the sea at Son Marroig like a six-year old rolling, no cares, down a sloping lawn. But it was no more (more)
Here’s an audio recording with Patrick (18 March 2017) in which he starts by talking about his grave marker for the Deia cemetery (captured in mid-sentence). He goes on to talk about how music festivals spread across the island after he and Stephanie got the Deia festival off the ground. Transcription: JPI’m the son of (more)
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.
Here’s a five-star review from El Mundo on the 17th of Sep 2017. I’ll include the whole page as a PDF as well. Suzy’s translation in the comments below. 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 a few more photographs from the memorial concert. It turns out I briefly was that guy after all. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are a few pictures from just before the concert. I didn’t take any while the orchestra was playing because I had no desire to be that guy! (13 Sep 2017 at Son Marriog, near Deia, Mallorca, Spain.) JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
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)
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.