TIMES December 13 , 2019

BIG HOLIDAYGUIDE #2 Vive la France!

DECEMBER 2019 Upbeat Times in Taipei!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ The North Bay Sinfonietta, a chamber or- chestra under the auspices of the Santa Rosa Junior College, will present a concert under the direction of its Founder/ Conductor Cynthia Weichel, on Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm at the Church of the Incarnation (550 Mendocino Ave.). There is a suggested donation of $10 for admission. The concert features works by all French composers com- posed from 1729 to 1920 and they encompass a variety of styles from French Baroque to Impressionism. The North Bay Sinfonietta was founded by Weichel in

January 2014. Currently the ensemble is comprised of 33 amateur and professional mu- sicians from Sonoma County. The orchestra’s mission is to look for fresh exciting ways to present classical music with quality intimate performances and innovative programming. Conductor, Cynthia Wei-

chel, is on the faculty of the SRJC, where she teaches Classical Music Apprecia- tion, Music History and studio violin instructor. She is also the Founder/Conductor of the popular Symphonic Reading Orchestra she formed in the summer of 2008. Weichel is a native of Santa Rosa and an

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alumna of the SRJC. She re- ceived her Bachelor’s degree in music from Sonoma State University and a Master’s de- gree in conducting from CSU, Sacramento. She was con- ductor of the SRJC Orchestra for 13 years, and was also the Assistant Conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestras for over 10 years. As a professional violinist, she has been a member of the Napa Valley Symphony for over 20 years. At home in Santa Rosa she operates a violin studio.

Contact: Cynthia

Weichel, or call 707.528.8884

When everything seems to be going against you,

remember that

the airplane takes off against the

wind, not with it. Henry Ford

Hi Paul! Greetings from Taipei! Behind me is Taipei 101, a skyscraper that was classified as the world’s tallest building

from 2004 until 2010. Doug and I visited Taipei to attend our niece’s wedding. As anyone who’s ever been to Taipei knows, the food is amazing. We had numerous incredible meals, many of which had at least 8 courses! ~ Dr. Joanne Mumola

Williams is part of the Upbeat Times team and writes the column "Health Begins in the Kitchen" See page 15!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns

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