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A Reality of Midlife Music: Life Happens!

So here it is, eight months later, and nothing has been happening on the blog.  That’s because a lot has been happening in other parts of my life!

Baby Liam

Number One Excuse:  The arrival of my new grandson!   Liam made his appearance in February, and he’s the pride and joy of his parents and four happy grandparents.   So, Chuck and I have spent a lot of time collecting airline miles in service of the newest member of the family.

A few musical highlights:

  • Chuck has a concert on Sunday, May 5th at the Evola store in Canton at 2:00 p.m.  His New Horizons group has suffered some personnel changes and is looking for players.
  • I survived the Dvorak Symphony #8 under the direction of Nan Washburn with the OLPS Symphony in April.   I missed a lot of rehearsals because of Mr. Liam — but did my best.   We’re now in rehearsals for a pops concert.  (June 10th, 3:00 p.m. at the Berman.  Tickets are on sale now!)
  • Viola Judy and I are heading back to Baltimore in June for another “go” at BSO Academy.   At least two other musicians from Michigan will be joining us this year.
  • Had a chance to see Barry Douglas playing with the BSO in the fall, under the direction of Vasily Petrenko – the hottest young conductor in Europe.   Magnifico!

In all — apologies for being away so long.   More insights coming soon.

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A Busy Day of Music

This past Saturday, October 16th, was a full-immersion music day, and boy, was it fun!

About two dozen musicians gathered at the home of Judy Moslak, one of the founders of the Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society.   Judy has just obtained a beautiful two-manual harpsichord, and it sounded wonderful as the group played a number of selections from Bach. Continue reading

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