Bugbey commissioned Yanke to compose a galop and a waltz. The galop premiered on July 4, 1870. Bugbey was heavily involved in politics and the Republican Party at the time. So his galop was part patriotic pomp and part marketing for his sparkling wines that he was shipping to the East Coast market and Europe. Similar to the Railroad Kings Galop, Bugbey’s Champagne Galop displayed his image on the cover of the sheet music. His portrait is surrounded by grapevines and bordered on one side by an overflowing champagne flute and an exploding cork and champagne bottle on the other side.
The Whole Earth Festival zero waste event is great because I don’t have to eat from flimsy paper plates and plastic sporks that always break.
With the passing of Dave Brubeck and my son’s blossoming interest in jazz saxophone, we made the short drive to Stockton to take in the free Saturday Jazz on the Green and then catch the last show of the Brubeck Festival featuring the Brubeck Brothers.
Philanthropy sets in motion a whole series of events that culminate in symphonic performance. Not unlike the music in a symphony, philanthropy creates a tapestry of services that both enrich and bind the community together.