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29 Musicians Make A Wonderful Sound

Just back from Camerata Ireland’s performance at the brand-new Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.

Palladium Stage, Carmel Indiana

The view from our seats in the new Palladium in Carmel, Indiana

First of all, the facility is a winner.   Chuck and I bought seats in the choral terrace behind the stage, and they were great.   It was almost like sitting in the orchestra, with a full view of Barry Douglas conducting and nearly close enough to read the music on the stands. Continue reading

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Camerata Ireland Begins U.S. Tour

Camerata Ireland at Castletown House

Members of Camerata Ireland

Camerata Ireland, the all-Irish orchestra founded by Barry Douglas, plays Carnegie Hall tomorrow night.  It’s the first stop on a week-long U.S. tour that includes stops in Nashville, the Chicago area, and Indianapolis.  They’ll be playing Mozart, Bunting, and works by the Irish composer John Field, who is said to have invented the nocturne form perfected by Chopin.

It’s part of a year-long celebration of Irish culture in the United States sponsored by the Irish tourism department. Continue reading

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Barry Douglas: A Key Source of Personal Inspiration

Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas

Chance encounters can change your life.   That’s what happened to me when I encountered Barry Douglas, almost by accident.

Barry Douglas is a world-class pianist from Ireland, who skyrocketed to fame in 1986 when he captured the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky piano competition. Continue reading

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