This week ushered in more bad weather across the country.
You’ve probably heard the news. In a comprehensive front page story published in Sunday’s Democrat and Chronicle, Stuart Low reported the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra may be facing an operating shortfall in excess of $700,000.
But it could be much worse.
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Just as he begins his senior year at McQuaid Jesuit High School, talented young singer Aaron Bigeleisen from Pittsford, N.Y. will have his voice heard around the country on the nationally syndicated public radio program From the Top.
I couldn't resist posting just a few more John Cage links before this space gets back to being all-Copland all the time.
Music, what does it communicate?
Is what’s clear to me clear to you?
Is music just sounds?
Then what does it communicate?
Is a truck passing by music?
If I can see it, do I have to hear it too?
If I don’t hear it, does it still communicate?
If while I see it I can’t hear it, but hear something else, say an egg-beater, because I’m inside looking out, does the truck communicate or the egg-beater, which communicates?
Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?
-John Cage, Silence
In which I go away, come back, explain little, and we all go off on a merry little tangent.
When I wasn't riding roller coasters, visiting museums, and otherwise touristing in Cleveland last week, I did get to enjoy some quality time reading about Copland. I even took notes: