Forest Refuge

Sunday, February 12, 2012

shapeimage_2-6I drove up to Barre on Sunday, Feb. 5, and cried the whole way. The night before, Lenore and I did our French concert at Stonebridge and it was a disaster. Ok, it probably wasn’t as bad as I thought, and I’m sure they enjoyed it, but when I warmed up before the concert, on my own with the new exercises, I could tell that things did not feel quite right. Continue reading

Return to Odessa

Sunday, November 27, 2011

shapeimage_2-4Michael and I returned to the Ukraine last week to do another concert with the Odessa Philharmonic. Michael is on leave this semester, and Hobey is covering for him with the PU orchestra for the December concert. This time we would bring some of our favorite American music, Barber Knoxville, and Copland Appalachian Spring, to share with our Ukrainian friends. Continue reading

Return to CLOC

After attending my Uncle Mal’s funeral in Boston, we headed out to the Cape to visit two students of ours who were working at the College Light Opera Company. We saw Brad sing the Pirate King and Andrea conduct the matinee of Pirates of Penzance. They both did a wonderful job and the show was great. It was nice to see B. Haslum again and discover that not much has changed in all the years since I was in the company in 1978 and 1979. Everyone in the company was bright eyed and bushy tailed, attractive and energetic college performers. We loved spending two days in Falmouth. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to get home to our old lady beagle, Thisbe.img_1894