Archive for May, 2010
Critic Peter Dobrin was kind enough to publish a blurb in the Inquirer about the 25th anniversary of Eugene Ormandy’s burial. There was going to be a small memorial on Saturday. So I went to the church in Society Hill – Old Pine Presbyterian – where Eugene Ormandy More >
American composer and conductor John Adams recently posted interesting and personal observations on Elgar’s Enigma Variations. My program notes on the Variations for the upcoming concert of course pale in comparison. But then again they are “formal” program notes and not a blog post.
I’m a bit surprised at some of the comments. More >
The late Buddy Rich is well known as an old school big band drummer. His wit won for him many appearances on the Johnny Carson show where the public heard only sanitized stories about him. For example, when he was being prepped for surgery he was asked if he was More >
Hot dog media darling conductor injures himself on the podium. Gustavo Dude I’m Ill does not return after minor injury.
But associate conductor Lionel Bringuier finally got a chance to conduct. Good for him.