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.
Monday, August 22
A Tropical Jam, a Turkish March, Grieg’s Holberg Suite
Composer’s Datebook: Handel at work on "Messiah"
LAGQ: a group that performed in Skaneateles over the weekend
Pieces by Schubert, Holst, and Frank Bridge’s brilliantly conceived Dance Rhapsody
Tuesday, August 23
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.
Monday, August 15
Composer’s Datebook: Leon Theremin's good vibration
Music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, and the irresistible fun of Jacques Ibert’s flute concerto
A ticket giveaway: a cellist’s fantasy in live performance at the Canandaguia LakeMusic Fest
Tuesday, August 16
A triple threat—that’s what every Broadway performer strives to be. On this week’s Stage Notes, the music (some original songs) of fourteen bona fide triple threats who have acted, danced, and sang on Broadway in musicals such as Wicked, RENT, Miss Saigon, Rag Time, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, and many others will