News/Blog

News/Blog

A New Blog – because the internet doesn’t have enough already

Greetings and salutations, and welcome to the Blog portion of my site. Postings here will be extremely random; both in frequency and subject matter. Mostly I’ll be talking about upcoming projects, performances, etc. Occasionally I may write down my thoughts on different musical subjects.

You may be looking for something from my old blog, which means you are probably looking for a concert review that I wrote.  (that was basically all that was in the old blog) Since I wrote all the concert reviews for the online music magazine Musetta Stone, I felt it made sense to just let them live there, and let this space be more about sharing news updates and the occasional random thought. So I deleted them from here. All the concert reviews I wrote can be found at www.musettastone.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

In Flanders Fields…

It has been another Remembrance Day for another year.  In the course of this year’s services, I was able to hear three different choral settings of John McCrae’s famous WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”, and I found myself musing on how all the settings I’ve heard over the years are maybe too “pretty.” Read the full post

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Why Do I Hate Handel’s Messiah?

First off:  yes, I know, I have committed the ultimate musical sacrilege – the stones are being gathered, and the pitchforks are being sharpened.  But I really and truly do not like Handel’s Messiah.  (And I’m actually not alone) Read the full post

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