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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.