Louis Roney Columns


Louis Roney: Then I said…

On Feb. 29 b.w. and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary.

It doesn’t seem that long, but that’s how it is when you’re having fun.

Orlando Philharmonic focuses on Mozart

The program could also be called “Mozart, Boy Genius”

On the program was a lady named Diane Bishop, who plays the bassoon — and plays it masterfully.

A whale of a gala by Opera Orlando

The Opera’s first gala was on March 19

A strong opera company is a mainstay of the cultural life in many a city, and by its very presence can lend muscle to all other cultural affairs.

Louis Roney: As I was saying…

Put two people together and soon you’ll have a conversation.

Put three people together and maybe you’ll have a discussion — even an argument!

Louis Roney: Just asking

Debates are built on two opposing sides of the same question.

You pick the side that represents your point of view and use it to reinforce your strongly held prejudices. How often do arguments change opinions? Hardly ever!

Louis Roney: A conversation with Carolyn

Carolyn decided that this was where she wanted to be. Her nomadic life ended.

Carolyn took the leap and became a Winter Park commissioner. As such, she tells us that our city is in the throes of enormous growth pressure.

Louis Roney: Concertos by candlelight

Beethoven’s monumental Triple Concerto brought to the stage the always welcome Kalichstein-Laredo- Robinson Trio who have delighted Central Florida audiences for many years.

On Friday, Feb. 19, if you weren’t at Knowles Memorial Chapel on the Rollins College campus to enjoy the Bach Festival’s Concertos by Candlelight, you were in the wrong place.

Louis Roney: The anti 'anti'

Human beings are born dissatisfied – constitutionally dissatisfied with the status quo.

The tiny grasping hand of a new baby reaching through the bars of his crib is already asking for something that is beyond his limited reach.

The strange lure of rhythm by the Orlando Philharmonic

The highlight of the evening was George Gershwin’s “Concerto in F”

Boston Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger, was guest conductor for the evening activities – and a fine conductor he is!

Louis Roney: Man is a political animal

It seems we shoot ourselves in the foot every time we make a deal with any other country.

The whole world knows it. We don’t need enemies; we are our own enemy.

Louis Roney: Chiming in

The book of one’s life can be large, or can be small.

The life we have lived is the source of it all. It is not what we’ve said, but what we’ve done that stamps us forever and makes someone.

A captivating night with Beethoven and the Orlando Philharmonic

Orlando should celebrate its symphony

The Orlando Philharmonic didn’t know that it was my birthday, but they gave me a wonderful birthday present anyhow.

Red Priest returns with Baroque virtuosity

It’s Baroque, but somehow they fix it

A gimmick can make you rich and famous these days if you know exactly how to serve it up. An example of a gimmick is to play Baroque music in any style you feel inclined.

Louis Roney: Here we go again!

I was single for a long time — that is, until I got married.

I picked a good-looking gal, of course, just to avoid any monotony on our long trip together. She’s still the best view on my domestic landscape.

Louis Roney: Opera Orlando - New kid on the block

Gabriel Preisser comes to my house to tell me what’s going on in opera around Orlando.

Baritone Gabriel is the newly appointed executive and artistic director of the newly minted Opera Orlando.