A friend is releasing a DVD of a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth. No room for my program notes (no big loss to humanity there), but they wanted a translation. The commonly used translation of Ode to Joy by William Wertz is a touch archaic. Of course, he was trying to More >
Here is their “preview” video.
To be perfectly honest, ordinarily I would have passed on attending yet another performance of La Traviata. But there is something fun about hearing/watching all’aperto More >
I know that I have no chance at all to win the New Yorker’s caption contest with this submission.
But, I couldn’t resist this one, so I’m sharing it here.
Mark Laycock conducts the English Chamber Orchestra with Ofer Falk and Stephanie Gonley as soloists in Philadelphia for a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. The evening will also feature Robin Holloway’s Ode for four winds, commissioned for the ECO 30 years ago.
This will be a benefit concert for Musicopia.
Musicopia’s mission description:
“to More >