Walking at Compo Beach yesterday, Pam Docters spotted “at least 50” dead horseshoe crabs.
She wonders if they’re collateral damage from Hurricane Ophelia.
Any carcinologists out there? If you know why so many dead crustaceans washed up on shore, click “Comments” below.
Horseshoe crabs on Compo Beach. (Photo/Pam Docters)
Igor Pikayzen — Westport’s favorite home-grown violinist — kicks off this year’s Suzuki Music School’s Pillow Concert Series (October 1, 246 Post Road East, lower level; bring a pillow to sit on).
All 5 performances features superb local artists.
The 2005 Staples High School graduate went to Juilliard, then earned a master’s degree and artist’s diploma from Yale University and a doctor of musical arts at the CUNY Graduate Center.
He’s appeared as a soloist with major orchestras across 4 continents. He has played Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Le Teatro Sant-Cugat in Barcelona and Cadogan Hall in London; his live performances and recordings have been broadcast on WQXR, and around the globe. He’s won numerous competitions too.
Families and students attend free. as part of Suzuki’s community outreach programs. The goal of the series is for student musicians to hear exceptionally accomplished musicians. For more information, click here.
Speaking of music: There was a nearly full house yesterday at Saugatuck Congregational Church. Full house at Saugatuck Congregational Church.
Alex Beyer — winner of the Queen Elizabeth, US Chopin and Dublin International Piano Competitions, now a US Navy pilot stationed in Norfolk — performed works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Prokofiev.
A Q-and-A session, and masterclass with young musicians, followed the concert.
Alex Beyer performs at Saugatuck Church. (Photo/Mark Mathias)
Westport photographer Luis Colon-Castro earned an honorable mention award in the 20th International Photography Awards contest.
His “Possessed Candy” was cited in the “Special” and “Special Effects” categories.
“Possessed Candy” (Luis Colon-Castro)
Compo Beach gulls don’t usually get to cavort in the waves like their ocean-going cousins do.
Yesterday — as Johanna Keyser Rossi’s “Westport … Naturally’ photo shows — they did.
(Photo/Johanna Keyser Rossi)
And finally … Kol Nidre is a prayer sung in Jewish synagogues at the beginning of the service on the eve of Yom Kippur (today, the Day of Atonement).
In 1927, Al Jolson gave this memorable performance in “The Jazz Singer”:
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