Fresh (on PSO Outside)

FOLHA FRESCA (Fresh leaf), originally uploaded by jonycunha. I posted on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra blog today, “Fresh.” I wrote about the lovely performance I attended Friday, the PSO performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with soloist Gil Shaham. In classic blogging form, I spent much of the post […]

The angels are weeping

“Mourning” by swimparallel on Flickr There’s a new blog post by me on the Pittsburgh Symphony blogs, “Lacrimosa dies illa.” It’s about the wondrous performance of Mozart’s Requiem I heard Friday at the PSO. I like to post photos with my blog posts, as you know, and I typically find lovely images at Flickr. For […]

Musical landscapes, Big Sur, and me

I’ve posted a new entry on the Pittsburgh Symphony blog, “Music, stories, and the world around us.” It’s in response to this weekend’s concerts, which featured The Dharma at Big Sur conducted by the composer, John Adams. Adams has said he wrote the piece to reflect his feelings on coming to Big Sur for the […]

Pittsburgh Symphony Insider with John Adams — talk to one of America’s most admired and respected composers

Saturday morning, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will host a Talkshoe interview with John Adams, PSO Composer of the Year. Listen to and participate in a FREE live podcast with PSO Composer of the Year John Adams! Ask questions of this Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and get insights into the concerts he will conduct of his own […]

Did you try…? Shouldn’t it be a bit more…? Or this. This!

I have a new post on the Pittsburgh Symphony Blogs: “A night in Vienna.” I’m sorry to say that, until this weekend, my major experience of Mozart had been via the Movie and stage play Amadeus, and the soundtrack to the movie. In reading about Mozart’s shockingly productive yet short life — he died at […]

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is about to begin its 2008-2009 season. I have the good fortune of blogging their concerts this season, over at the PSO Blogs. You can find my first post there today in fact: "Stop and listen." (The title of this post is a quote by Robert Fripp.)

Liveblogging the Pittsburgh Symphony

A quick note from the blogging event at the Symphony: You should be here. I’m very sorry you’re not. We’ve enjoyed amazing performances of three wonderful works, plus the bonus of meeting the composer Christopher Theofanidis. For the second work, Beethoven’s Concert No. 1 in C major, the soloist was Yefim Bronfman, who I am […]