And a marathon it was running from 12:00 noon until 10:00pm; I didn’t get there at the absolute beginning and didn’t stay until the absolute end, but did manage to get in about 8 hours of quality time with some very fine musicians playing a varied and interesting fare of post-modern music. Continue Reading
“Where have you been?” you might ask – but please don’t ask. Work and general busy-ness has gotten the better part of me for the last few weeks. Looks like I have about another week of nuttiness and then things settle back down to their normal mad, mad level. But somehow amidst the consecutive seven-day work-weeks (please make it stop!) peppered with social and music obligations, I managed to make it to a show. Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
Eugene Onegin, the book, was written by the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) and tells the story, all in poetic verse, of a certain Eugene Onegin – a self-centered, superficial, arrogant, worldly, cynical, selfish, aristocratic jerk from Saint Petersberg who inherits a farm out on the Steppes from a dying uncle. Continue Reading
Sunday night was a night of miraculous musical performance – a revival and revelation of Franz Schreker’s Kammersymphonie in einem Satz (Chamber Symphony in One Movement) and the premier of Unexpected Affinities a Concerto Grosso for Reed Quintet and String Orchestra, by the young composer Graham Cohen. Continue Reading
Simply amazing. I feel as if for a brief time, I left planet earth. Not sure what happened exactly.
I had meant to attend a chamber music fund raising event for the Red Rocks Music Festival Continue Reading
This was a wonderful treat on a Sunday afternoon – all original music, none of it heard in a public setting, a premier. The artists, all accomplished professionals, were fabulous.
So who is Kent Trostel? Continue Reading
MIM stands for Musical Instrument Museum, a totally awesome organization in Phoenix, Arizona. http://mim.org/ and it is an absolutely fabulous place to hear music performed – their small auditorium has excellent acoustics and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Let’s talk about the MIM a bit. Continue Reading