I don't think I fully appreciated at the time what a privilege it was for me to be able to record an interview with Howard Behar, a past president of Starbucks. I think part of the reason may be that I am not a coffee drinker (I've never had so much as a sip
Here is part two of the phone interview I did several years ago with Christopher Martin, who was named principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony back in 2005. It was just announced that he has resigned that position in order to assume a similar post with the New York Philharmonic. In this portion of
Trumpeter Christopher Martin, principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony since 2005, has resigned his position with the CSO in order to become principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Mr. Martin a couple of years ago when he appeared as guest soloist with the Lake Geneva Symphony.
I was privileged to be in the audience for several wonderful performances this weekend. There was "An Hour of Offenbach," the Carthage Opera Workshop's celebration of the effervescent music of Jacques Offenbach. (I couldn't be prouder of our young singers.) There was the exciting homecoming concert of Carthage's Wind Orchestra after their triumphant tour
It's been a week since Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80, and I suspect that I'm not the only fan who has spent a significant amount of time over the last seven days reflecting on my favorite MTM moments. I think part of what has spiked all of reminiscing for me
One year ago, my colleague Matt Boresi and I were leading 18 Carthage opera singers through a tragedy-drenched double bill combining Puccini's Suor Angelica with an original work by Matt and I titled Black September. Both works had glimmers of joy and humor but both were tragedies at their core- and there was something emotionally