Sunday, February 19, 2012
One of the great joys of being married to a conductor is the musician friends who come to stay with us. Guitarist Ben Verdery, legendary performer, composer, and teacher, just performed with the Simon Sinfonietta in Cape Cod, MA and it was great to sit in the kitchen and listen to his practicing for a few days. As he said in his interview at WCAI, "Yes, I still practice 5 or 6 hours a day."He has a new website which is filled with videos and photos and music and deep thoughts.
Just a wonderful human being.. with a photo of the Dali Lama taped to the side of his magnificent guitar for inspiration.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Story of Swan Lake, that we are preparing is The Nutcracker. Editing such a work is challenging, but also forces me to look at the score more closely than ever before.
Also have just finished an hour long show for the Hilltown Family Variety show that will air on March 3 on WXOJ 1103.3 FM, Northampton, MA. If you are out of range, you can download a podcast at their website.
Fortunately, Marigold, our Golden Retriever, reminds us that we need to go out to the park and enjoy the snow.... though today it was in the 50s in NYC!