Monthly Archives: January 2011

Steve Richko’s Final Performance

The statistics show many of you coming to the blog arrive as the result of a search for Steve Richko, the very talented jazz pianist who passed away unexpectedly last fall.  Thanks to Tim Hoy and Cliff Monear at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit, Steve’s final performance has been captured on film.  This concert, featuring Steve, Cliff, and Tad Weed, took place just a few days before Steve’s death.   Continue reading


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Compiling A List Of Orchestras

Anne Midgette, who writes The Classical Beat blog at the Washington Post, has a posting today about the large number of orchestras in the Washington, D.C. area.   In her post, she writes:

“I’d submit that orchestras also offer a more participatory experience than, at least, opera; more people have had enough music lessons to make their way through some symphonic repertory than are able to sing “Don Giovanni” on stage.”

Indeed.  The full post is worth a read, and is inspiring to look at.

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