The word “Inspire” comes from Latin inspirare “to breathe or blow into”, from the word spirare, meaning “to breathe.”
The earliest written English uses of inspire give it the meaning “to influence, move, or guide (through speech or action) through divine or supernatural agency or power.”
Here too “Inspire” is connected with the word spirit (which comes from the Latin word for “breath,” spiritus, which is also from spirare).
As individuals we can do great things. However, people need people and we are better together. Coming together to have a good time, greater effects are created.
Vocalist Madeline Rahn with the Elegant Music Quartet @ ArtNight 2022
Inspire And Be Inspired
It is quite special to include a performance as part of any event.
On Thursday October 20, 2022 the Elegant Music Star Trek Jazz Trio performed as part of the Learning Works Fundraiser held at a private residence in Pasadena. There I accompanied Vocalist Madeline Rahn in a short program.
6:00 – 7:00 cocktail reception with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio.
7:00 Performance by Vocalist Madeline Rahn & Pianist Eric Zimmermann
“Is That All There Is”
Composed by Leiber and Stoller (recorded by Peggy Lee)
“Breath” (from In The Heights)
composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“For Good” (from Wicked)
composed by Stephen Schwartz
7:30 Fundraising fun.
8:00 – 9:00 Desert with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 323-270-3650