This past week I had a wonderful time attending the 125th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion of the Yale School of Music. As a Yale College alum as well, I happened to miss my 30th Reunion last Spring for the Class of 1984! (The George Orwell's Year!), so I was particularly eager to attend this special occasion with my husband, Steve Greene, YSM 1986, whom I met in September 1984, exactly 35 years ago! We were even more honored to have been invited to perform on the Alumni Reunion Concert on…Read more
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As the CSO Strike continues to weigh on the musicians of the CSO, the Chicago Classical Music community and Classical Music lovers around the world, I have been reading with great interest a lot of commentary on the situation at hand. I have noted a gradual shifting away of support from the musicians towards the management. and a general lack of patience with this process.
I want to go on record as saying that I am 100% in support of the CSO Musicians, even as I can rationally agree with some of the points…Read more
Yesterday was a first-time ever experience for me of playing a concert and in the middle of it, the complete lyre and pedal assembly fell off the piano hitting the floor with a big thud! I mean, I have endured some broken strings, and keys falling off, and notes not repeating, and the like. But THIS??? The SOUL of the PIANO just GONE? In keeping with the tradition of "the show must go on" I still never imagined I could continue to perform the Finale movement of Mendelssohn's C minor Piano Trio with NO…Read more
Tony Gaskins, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker
To all my kind and sensitive friends- you're not alone. And yes, you are appreciated, just not by everyone! We must work hard not to take the vicissitudes of life too personally, and try to believe in the goodness that exists in people- obviously some more than others. It is only human nature…Read more