Former RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman is returning to Rochester the first week of March to conduct the RPO, mark his 70th birthday, and to celebrate the release of the RPOâ€™s latest harmonia mundi recording, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ€™ A London Symphony and Serenade to Music.
Nutritionists will tell you itâ€™s dangerous to shop for food when youâ€™re hungry and more likely to wander into Twinkieland. For me, the real peril lurks in Wegmansâ€™ book aisle, where on a recent Friday afternoon, I picked up The Doctor and the Diva, the debut novel by Adrienne McDonnell. â€śSome books just naturally enslave you,â€ť read the Washington Post blub on
Itâ€™s Mystery Creature Week early mornings on Classical 91.5, with performances evoking animals from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40 a.m.
Hi! Happy New Year! Since itâ€™s a time for new beginnings, perhaps itâ€™s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. Iâ€™m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.
No more procrastinating; letâ€™s get started.
Hereâ€™s a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.