If Heaven Exists

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Wings of Reverie

The YouTube video above is of a concert by York College Concert Choir. It includes choral works by a number of great contemporary composers – including my colleague James Mulholland, as well as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo. As an added bonus, here is a recording made at Butler’s Clowes Memorial Hall of Mulholland’s “Three [Read More...]

Counter-Protest Done Right

Hemant Mehta shared the above image from a counter-protest to Westboro Baptist Church's protest at a Lorde concert. That is what it means to counter-protest. Responding to hate with hate is simply joining in the hatred, not objecting to it. To take a stand against hatred, your words and actions need to express the opposite [Read More...]

Eine Kleine MYO Music

Here are two videos of Metropolitan Youth Orchestra A performing at yesterday’s Invest in MYO concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater. [Read more...]

Orawa (Wojciech Kilar)

On Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending a concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra string musicians, led by Zach de Pue. It was wonderful. My favorite pieces of the evening were an excerpt from the score for the film Solaris, and the piece in the video above, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar. [Read more...]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra 2013 Concerto Concert

Here’s video footage from the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Concert, which was held this year at Broadway United Methodist Church here in Indianapolis. The MYO is an educational program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. [Read more...]

Schelomo

I had the privilege of attending a concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater tonight. It featured cellist Zuill Bailey as soloist on Ernest Bloch's Schelomo and Nico Muhly's new Cello Concerto, together with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They also performed Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony.” It was wonderful! I had heard Schelomo several [Read More...]

Happy International Jazz Day!

Happy International Jazz Day! To mark the occasion, here are two pieces that were performed at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Jazz and Jam Concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater last night. The first is “Merry Go Round” by the special guests who performed with the MYO, The Icarus Ensemble: The second is Malaguena by Ernesto [Read More...]

Allegro Moderato from Seitz’ Concerto No.5 in D Major, Op.22

Performed by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis yesterday.   [Read more...]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – Invest in MYO Concert, 2012

These are videos of the Orchestra B performances from yesterday’s concert. This was my son’s first concert as concertmaster for his orchestra! [Read more...]

Indiana State Fair Grandstand Stage Collapse Tragedy

I want to offer condolences to all those whose friends or family were killed or injured when the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fairgrounds after a sudden strong gust of wind last night. The image that has impressed me most is the video below, in which you see the stage collapse, and then the [Read More...]


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