Online "Christmas Card" advertising the new Arts Center in Kristiansand, Norway
My sister-in-law is an administrator for the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (Kristiansand is at the southern tip of Norway) and sent this e-card with a picture of the new hall, plus photos of the performing ensembles (orchestra, opera, dance) accompanied by a recording from their Christmas concert this year, featuring Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing. To get the card to play, click on the link, "Klikk på kortet for a åpne det."
A lovely way to publicize their new hall, which is close to opening and a nice way for anyone to publicize their ensemble/organization. I'll have to find out if we can do something like this at UNT!
Richard Sparks is a conductor.
He's Professor of Music at the University of North Texas, where he conducts the University Singers and Collegium Singers, and is also Chair of the Division of Conducting and Ensembles.
From 1999-2011 he was Artistic Director and Conductor of Pro Coro Canada in Edmonton, Alberta--a professional chamber choir; and a free-lance conductor/clinician working in the US, Canada, and Europe. He spent considerable time working with the Swedish Radio Choir in 2007 and 2008.
He's Conductor Emeritus of Choral Arts in Seattle, WA (which he founded and conducted from 1993-2006) and was Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University from 1983-2001.