"In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?" - Igor Stravinsky
The Rochester Oratorio Society announced a commission this week in celebration of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and other milestones. The ROS will commission composer Glenn McClure to write a piece including texts, instruments and musical resources from Ghana, West Africa, and Western New York.
So ends the busiest, most inspirational summer of my adult life! In the last three months, I’ve been privileged to walk through St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, to watch otters swimming in the St. Lawrence River, and to hear barihunk Nathan Gunn singing “Home on the Range” at the Glimmerglass Festival.
My Houghton friend Brad Wilber, who runs a blog predicting future Metropolitan Opera productions, has been asked to STOP. This is very interesting. Read more.