On Being Moved

At rehearsal with the MYSers: We have been working on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's magnum opus, Scheherazade. It can be argued that next to The Flight of the Bumblebee that it's the most often-played piece he wrote. In recent years I have taken to the idea of taking a larger, multi-movement piece and breaking it up over …

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The Show Must Go On (Finale)

With pizza consumed and concerts viewed the night before, the day arrived where the orchestra ventured into territory not occupied in over five decades, namely Orchestra Hall, Chicago. To me, it is beyond strange that a fine orchestra so close in proximity to another has not been a guest after many decades of visiting regularly. …

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