I must admit that I approached this year's spring break Carthage Choir tour as an obligation to fulfill rather than as an adventure to enjoy. After all, we weren't headed for New York City or Orlando, Florida - let alone Europe or the Far East. No, this tour would be comprised of performances in Milwaukee,
In the past, Kenosha's Solo & Ensemble was for me a long, exciting and exhausting day- an intoxicating and irresistible combination for me- in which I spent most of the day running from event to event, playing everything from Henry Purcell to "Popular" from Wicked .... usually for twenty or more students in five or
This past Tuesday night, Marshall and I settled into our seats in the top balcony of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for what turned out to be an impassioned and exciting performance of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin - which proved to be a great way to ring down the curtain on our 30th season as season ticket
Yesterday was Solo & Ensemble competition in Racine (Kenosha's is next Saturday) and it turned out to be a great day for these reasons and more: Great Singing: I played for 24 events yesterday, and I can say without hesitation that everybody did a really nice job and either met or exceeded expectations.
What is left to say about the extraordinary Placido Domingo? There has never been anyone quite like him before- nor are we likely to see the likes of him again. The guy has been onstage singing opera longer than I have been alive. (His opera debut, in a minor role in Rigoletto, occurred in
If there is any truth to Proverbs 16:18 - "Pride goes before destruction" - then I am headed for some sort of terrible calamity. I say that because this past Saturday has to be one of the proudest days I have ever had as a voice teacher. It's not that any of my students