Category Archives: Travel

A Musical April – Beethoven, Handel, Musikmesse

April is turning into a very musical month. First, a marvelous San Francisco Symphony program of Handel and Mozart. On Tuesday, the release of the first recording I’ve made with the Chorus: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The next day, Musikmesse begins in Frankfurt. Continue reading

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MusicXML Meeting at NAMM 2013

MakeMusic is pleased to be hosting the first-ever MusicXML community meeting at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The meeting will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Anaheim Hilton. Continue reading

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Adorno Monument in Frankfurt

Alex Ross’s recent blog post on the Adorno Monument reminded me that I hadn’t posted my own picture of this remarkable artwork. It’s on the Theodor W. Adorno-Platz in Frankfurt, a few blocks from the Messe. Continue reading

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Nixon in Bogotá

In honor of San Francisco Opera’s 25th anniversary production of John Adams’s Nixon in China, here’s some lesser-known Nixon history. Continue reading

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MusicXML Presentations at NAMM 2012

The annual NAMM show is set to begin in Anaheim, California on Thursday. Each day I’ll be giving a MusicXML presentation and demonstration, together with Finale product manager Justin Phillips. Continue reading

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Manhattan Big Band Heaven

Thanksgiving week was a slice of contemporary big band heaven in Manhattan. On Wednesday night, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society performed two sets at Iridium. These photos are from the first set: It’s interesting how you can go your whole … Continue reading

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Back From Puccini Country

A highlight of our recent vacation in Italy was the time we spent in Lucca and the surrounding area. Among its other charms, Lucca was the hometown of Giacomo Puccini, composer of several of the most popular operas of all … Continue reading

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Musikmesse 2009 in Frankfurt

Musikmesse was held earlier this month in Frankfurt. This is the big European music instruments show, similar to NAMM in Anaheim for the USA. It has been three years since I last attended Musikmesse, so this was a great chance … Continue reading

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