end/beginning

I’ve neglected this blog for quite a number of months, and there’s no excuse like the turn of the calendar year to recommit. So, welcome to 2018, everyone! Where are you as this year begins? I’d love to hear from you and know what’s up. Here’s what’s up with me. … Continue Reading →

summer reverie

As July draws to a close and August brings the beginning of the season ever closer, I’m thinking about the fruits of a particularly verdant summer. I’ve taught at two great programs, one brand new and one an old friend, and been inspired and energized by the participants. I conducted … Continue Reading →

Sociable

Haven’t posted in a while, but this weekend is a good time to get back into it with two concerts that were profoundly social in nature.¬†What I mean by that is a kind of performing that involves intimate size, of performing group, audience, and performance space. I love me a … Continue Reading →

Big House

110K fans doing the “Hail” hand jive, this truly excellent band with their awesome sound, hot drumlines, and “nice diags” (tip of the pen to Dr. Andrea Brown). Life in music will sometimes surprise you, and it sure did this opera geek on Saturday. But first let me back up … Continue Reading →