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The Duke (University) of Music

March 25, 2011


(If you like, click that link and listen while you read. I think it will enhance your reading of this.) How many of you out there enjoyed the heck out of the Arizona Wildcats bearing down and DESTROYING the Duke Blue Devils last night in the NCAA Basketball Tourney? I know I did, and I’m […]

The Fab Five

March 18, 2011


( From a Wikipedia page edited in the year 2050 about The Fab Five: Classical) In the early part of this century, there were five teenagers (3 boys, 2 girls) from southern Texas who played the piano very well. Some of them grew up in the barrios of the border town of Laredo, others in […]


March 14, 2011


If I could have scripted a live concert experience from beginning to end for someone who had never been to a classical music concert before, that concert would have looked very similar to yesterday’s “LAPhil Live” performance by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, broadcast live from Disney Concert Hall and beamed into movie […]

Somewhere over the rainbow

March 4, 2011


Dear America, If you watched the Academy Awards this past weekend, you saw an incredible group of 5th grade kids from one public school in Staten Island, New York perform “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to close out the show. Many of you were probably deeply touched by it. Inspired, even. Maybe some of you even […]