The holidays can feel like one giant To Do List, so I'm truly grateful for the calm beauty of music first thing in the morning, aren't you?
Brenda Tremblay's blog
Santa’s helpers have been busy creating gifts for all the musicians on your list. For the little violinist, Barbie now comes ready to play her favorite Paganini Caprice.
I was totally inspired to meet and talk with Rochester home health aide Hope Dukie. She’s developed a unique personal ministry among the sickest and neediest among us. Click the sound file below ("hopefeature.mp3") to hear her talk and sing. (Our complete conversation will be available as a podcast soon at wxxi.org.)
In my parallel life as a church musician, I have the privilege of playing the organ and directing a dynamic choir in a small town Episcopal parish. Usually the choir disbands in July and August, and there’s not much going on between Sundays. But this year, I started a non-religious music group called Summer Renaissance!
Great Britain's Aldeburgh Festival is paying hommage to the 100th birth anniversary of composer Benjamin Britten with a crazy idea: staging Britten's opera Peter Grimes on the actual beach where the story is set. Imagine watching Copland's The Tender Land on a farm or Puccini's Turandot in the Forbidden City.