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Jan 6th, 2013

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Category: Concerts
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EPIPHANY

Today is the 12th day of Christmas, The Epiphany.  The word epiphany has such wonderful connotations. It refers to a moment when something is revealed, something wonderful that changes one’s life. Whether great or small, these changes bring new perspective, new knowledge – wisdom. I usually send out holiday cards around this time of year Read more...

Oct 25th, 2012

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Gustav Holst: The Planets

I am very excited to be conducting Holst’s The Planets once again – this time with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on November 10. The project involves a new film commissioned by the PSO and created by the young, award-winning filmmaker Max Fedore and me. The project has given me an opportunity to look at Holst’s Read more...

Oct 7th, 2012

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Category: Memories
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Solemn Autumn. Solemn Harvest.

There’s a wonderful work for Flute and Harp by the American composer George Rochberg called “The Slow Fires of Autumn.” I must admit I knew about it long before I heard it because the title conjured such strong associations for me: leaf piles, leisurely wood fires somewhere in the distance, cold weather and warm cider, Read more...