A Quiet Saturday Afternoon

Quiet time.  Time to think, reflect - and blog.  That's something that's been missing for a while. Things at the radio station are going very well.  Just like any new endeavor, it's taken a bit of time to settle into a routine.  Not to mention, as I get more comfortable (and folks around the office … Continue reading A Quiet Saturday Afternoon

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My Friend Writes Beautiful Music!

Yesterday, my friend Chris Cresswell had the premiere of his Nocturne No. 1 for Orchestra.  This is a work originally written as a piano solo and performed by Rhimmon Simchy-Gross at the Rising Stars concert at last year's Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival.  The original work was beautiful, and between Chris' compositional skills and Rhimmon's talent as … Continue reading My Friend Writes Beautiful Music!

Get Up And Dance!

Often, when I give you a post about a performance, I'll include a photo for you.  Especially during Cazenovia Counterpoint.  But not today.  I was far too busy up on stage with my fellow musicians! Samba Laranja is the Brazilian Ensemble at Syracuse University, and during the school year we have anywhere from 35 to … Continue reading Get Up And Dance!

Rising Stars, Part Deux

Another afternoon of great music both old and new marked the second Rising Stars concert of the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival.  And, as was to be expected, it was a fantastic afternoon.  Tenor Daniel Field (fresh from his performance in the Ugly Duckling last Friday) opened the program with music of Bellini, Samuel Barber, and the … Continue reading Rising Stars, Part Deux

Writer’s Corner Double-Header a Home Run!

Tuesday night was reserved for a double-header at the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival.  Poet Jerry Mirskin and author Sonja Livingston joined forces, each reading from their newest books, and kept the audience enthralled. First up was Sonja, reading from her memoir, Ghostbread.  Each chapter is very short, and reflects a particular memory or moment, and the … Continue reading Writer’s Corner Double-Header a Home Run!

A Trip to Antarctica, and a Trip Down the Block

I hope you were able to come to the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park on Saturday afternoon.  The presentation by composer and acoustic ecologist Doug Quin was incredible! Doug has made several trips to Antarctica to make recordings.  He describes his experiences as almost otherworldly - there is no reference in our lives that can … Continue reading A Trip to Antarctica, and a Trip Down the Block

The Ugly Duckling invades Cazenovia!

Friday night saw the world premiere of Charles Lupia's musical adaptation of the Ugly Duckling.  With cast members ranging from elementary school actors, college students, and adult professional actors, the hall at St. James Church was filled with light and life!  Tenor Daniel Fields anchored the cast as D.L. ("Duck Lame," aka the Ugly Duckling), … Continue reading The Ugly Duckling invades Cazenovia!