Music on the Meadow was Silver Lake’s part of International Make Music Day. In our event on Saturday, June 21, we celebrated Adolphe Sax’s invention in 1841 of the instrument named after him. There was a mix of young (junior high) and seasoned musicians on the Meadow, the kids from LAUSD’s “Beyond The Bell” program. Some of them traveled with their parents from Orange County, and none of them had ever met the other musicians, nor the conductor, until they gathered on the Meadow on the first day of summer.
The group played about a half-dozen jazz pieces, including a salute to Horace Silver, who just died last week. Each of the kids had a solo during the last selection, and somehow, they managed to make use of microphones, amplifiers and speakers. Silver Lake’s Councilman Mitch O’Farrell welcomed the musicians, along with other dignitaries. The mini-concert attracted about 30 people.
Make Music Day, held annually on June 21, is a global celebration of music making. It takes place in more than 110 countries and 800 cities around the world. Dorsay Dujon, from the Silver Lake Improvement Association, is the founder of Make Music Los Angeles. (Our thanks to SLRC board member Leslie Edwards for her reporting and photos).
The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy was proud to present the future of Silver Lake Reservoirs at the Dwell on Design Conference in Los Angeles, June 21 2014. With Dwell Senior Editor Will Lamb (l), SLRC President Craig Collins, landscape architect Mia Lehrer, and architect Rob Lamb.
Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy President Craig Collins will be presenting on the future of Silver Lake at the national Dwell on Design Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, June 21, at 2:30 PM. Joined by landscape architect Mia Lehrer and architect Robert Lamb, we will be discussing various options for making Silver Lake Reservoirs part of the One Water sustainable water future for Los Angeles, while improving public access and habitat.
It’s Great Blue Heron nesting season! Check out this stunning photo of an adult heron and its chick in the nest. You can see and photograph scenes like this from the West Silverlake Drive path on the west side of the Reservoir, near Hawick Street. The herons have been nesting in the eucalyptus grove there for many years.
The reconstruction of the Olive Grove off of the Tesla portion of the Reservoir walking path on the very north end has been completed by the Department of Water & Power. Among the improvements will be additional lighting and security features, an upgraded water fountain and replacement of a diseased tree. This might be a good weekend for hanging out there and taking in the natural beauty of the place, along with the many passers-by.