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As practicing humanists, whose wedding featured a reading from Walter de la Mare and marital advice from Papageno, we need to do something with our Sunday mornings. But instead of trundling off to church, waiting online for brunch, or prostrate worshipping … Continue reading
“I’m so proud that you’ve made your dreams come true!” My BFF told me after last month’s concert. I had to pause. True, the review was the warmest one we’ve had so far, and I was very happy with how … Continue reading
Kudos to Marcy Richardson for some sleek design!
Hmm, a highly public career in which talent is often secondary to your good looks or general likability, in which wealth, status, early opportunities, and other factors beyond your control either elevate or sink your fate. Yup, I’m talking about … Continue reading
Thank you everyone for your online and offline comments on the last post, and do forgive my tardiness. The newborn has been more vocal than this blog in her demands for attention. Here’s a teaser pic of the fruits of … Continue reading
It’s 8 AM and I’m going into labor. That’s me on the left. Fortunately, I’ve drafted this before. (I may be crazy, but I’m not crazy.) The run up to this performance of a lifetime has been a journey, as … Continue reading
Last week I stepped out to Gotham Chamber Opera‘s season premiere, Gotham @ LPR: ORIENTALE, an evening’s entertainment with a vaguely Asiatic theme. The rep was a true mash-up: Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda as a centerpiece, traditional Armenian melodies, French Baroque … Continue reading
Let’s begin by way of a detour. Surely Robert Wilson would approve. Much of art speaks to the human desire for stories, for narrative. Although today’s opera houses and symphonies seem equally pressed to survive, opera keeps its edge with … Continue reading
My musical networks are all ablaze with the Times report on pianos getting dumped. Oh dear, I’m afraid I’m one of the 1.1 million who bought electronic keyboards, when my grandmother’s upright is sitting silent at my parents’ house. Part … Continue reading