Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday links

Great article in the Boston Globe about how music helps a teen engage with the world.

Friend EC sent me a link to this TED talk by Hazlewood; most interesting to me was finding out what this conductor's projects are, none of which I had heard of and all of which sound awesome.

An interesting article about conductors and tyranny...but more importantly, how did I not know about this feed?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar, 10/27/11

Sorry this is going up so late, folks! Friends, errands, and work got in the way of a timely posting. Luckily, all the Friday night concerts are being repeated on subsequent days! (Exsultemus and Handel & Haydn.)

Other interesting things this weekend include "Spark: the fire within," a concert at First Church Boston at 7 pm on Saturday night that will feature
music, drama, spoken word, poetry, rap and dance performed by a wide array of talented people, including First Lady Patrick. It will be a benefit for the Renewal House domestic violence shelter.

  • Liberty Belle Chorus, "A Little Bit of Everything," 2 pm, Woburn
  • Cappella Clausura, "Ghirlanda de Madrigali: 4-part Love Songs by the Teen-aged Vittoria Aleotti", 8 pm, Newton
  • Exsultemus, "Orazio Vecchi: Night Games of Siena - A Madrigal Comedy", 8 pm, Cambridge
  • Handel and Haydn, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, 3 pm, Boston
  • Cappella Clausura, "Ghirlanda de Madrigali: 4-part Love Songs by the Teen-aged Vittoria Aleotti", 4 pm, Jamaica Plain
  • King's Chapel Choir, Schütz's Musikalische Exequien and Distler's Totentanz as well as works by Brahms and Bach, 5 pm, Boston
Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday links

I don't have any Monday links for you today. Isn't that terrible?

You should help me out here - what should I have linked to? Any music news? Does your favorite chorus have an upcoming concert? Self-promoters also welcome!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Cat post!

Are you ever going to see photos of Samson again? Good question. Who knows? He's currently curled up in my lap, occasionally nudging my mouse hand to scritch him.

In the meantime, Oomi is watching you from a bag.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar, 10/20/11

In addition to the choral concerts this weekend, there are also some other exciting things, like Andreas Scholl, Dame Emma Kirkby, and Opera Boston's production of Berlioz' Béatrice et Bénédict. (Say that five times fast.)

  • New World Chorale, "Greatest Hits of Choral Music: A Guided Tour", 3:00 pm, Boston
  • A Besere Velt, "Bread and Roses Centennial Concert", 4:00 pm, Andover
Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments! Feel free to advertise non-choral concerts, too!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday links

A fascinating article about Colin Davis. Oh, how I wish people were paying me in a way that enabled me to sit and think about the music.

On a different note, a fun video from my friend ML.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar, 10/13/11

This week's calendar makes me feel like the semester's concerts are truly under way! On Saturday, especially, there are tough choices to be made! (For those who don't know, Suzuki is one of the world's experts in conducting and recording Bach cantatas.)


Blue Heron, "A 16th-century Meeting of England & Spain," 8:00 pm, Cambridge
Exsultemus, "Telemann: Harmonischer Gottesdienst," 8:00 pm, West Newton
Yale Schola Cantorum (under Masaaki Suzuki), "Bach Family Motets and Cantatas," 8:00 pm, Boston


Unicorn Singers and the Broad Cove Chorale, "Gala Goes P*O*P*S!", 4:00 pm, Scituate
Belmont Open Sings, Beethoven's Mass in C, 7:30 pm, Belmont

Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday links

Monday links!

An interesting essay on being an artist in general (not necessarily just a musician.)

And from Liz Garnett, an entry on how we outsource our memory in the days of the internet. I know this is true for me! (For one thing, my calendar is no longer in my head at all.)

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar - not

Oops, no Weekend Concert Calendar this week. It was just too crazy-busy a week, and I did not have my normal down-time on Thursday or Friday to get it together.

So consider this an open thread. Was there anything good tonight? Will there be anything good tomorrow?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tuesday links

This article about pedagogy looks interesting, although I haven't had time to read it yet.

A little conductor humor...

And yesterday was Steve Reich's birthday! To celebrate, go listen to his work "Proverb," which is one of my favorites.