Category Archives: Music

Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music

I finally had a chance to attend an Other Minds concert: the first of a two-concert series devoted to the American composer Henry Cowell. Other Minds is one of the Bay Area’s great new music organizations, and for this concert … Continue reading

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The Great Mahler 8

After attending one of the San Francisco Symphony’s performances of the Mahler 8 last year, I posted: “If the magic of these performances makes it onto disc, this could be a Mahler 8 recording for the ages.” Well, it did … Continue reading

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Cabrillo 2009 Wrapup

When I started this blog, I was concerned that between work and gigs, I might not be able to update this as often as I would like. That was true enough – work has been very busy this past month. … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: 1958 – 2009

Sadly, I’m afraid that Tim Rice may have gotten it right in some of the lyrics to Evita: High flying, adored What happens now? Where do you go from here? For someone on top of the world The view’s not … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Palo Alto Chamber Chorus

Most of my performing these days is usually in symphonic and opera choruses. I sang in two chamber choruses back in Boston, but have yet to find a good fit with a full-time chamber chorus locally. So I am really … Continue reading

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Force Quit and Move to Trash

Well, this is a natural topic for this blog! First of all, U2’s new album No Line on the Horizon is very good indeed. U2 albums take time to reveal the full depth of their charms, and I’m only on … Continue reading

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February Performances

My next concert performances are coming up next week. I will be singing in the Stanford Symphonic Chorus in Stanford’s annual Pan-Asian Music Festival, performing together with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. We will be singing Cosmic Solitude by Japanese composer … Continue reading

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Richard Thompson at Villa Montalvo

I just spent a very happy musical weekend at Villa Montalvo. Richard Thompson came to town for a 3-night engagement. Friday and Saturday nights were all-request shows, and Sunday night was a theme show on “Worksongs, Ballads and Rallying Cries: … Continue reading

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