04. March 2006 · Comments Off on Audra McDonald · Categories: imported, Ramble

… has been keeping a blog journal as she prepares for an opera production that is a double-bill of La Voix Humaine and Send (who are you? I love you) (a new opera by Michael John LaChiusa). Check it out!

04. March 2006 · Comments Off on Falling · Categories: imported, Ramble

When I was music librarian of the San Jose Symphony Orchestra (RIP) I used to worry that I’d trip and fall when I was putting out music while the audience was there. I never worried when they weren’t there, of course. But I’m not exactly graceful, and with an audience of over one thousand (sometimes twice that size) I became quite self conscious. But anyway, I never did fall. Whew.

James Levine, on the other hand, did take a spill. Ouch.

04. March 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

Mrs. Gilmartin smiled, and suddenly I saw what may have drawn her and her husband together; they had been united by music, that siren who makes so many bad matches.

-Robertson Davies (The Cunning Man)