Category Archives: Musical

In Evgeny Kissin’s Dressing Room

Although I’ve never actually been in Evgeny Kissin‘s dressing room (when he’s there), I’ve always been curious about the phenom at the piano, the man under the wild hair, and the guy I always had the impression was intense and … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns

When I was young, I remember my grandmother had a delicate music box with a clown ballerina in the middle, dancing to Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In The Clowns”.  (It was the only clown of my childhood that didn’t haunt me … Continue reading

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Ringtone Trivia

I had the pleasure of meeting Gilmore Award-winning pianist Kirill Gerstein today.  As we reminded him to turn off his cell phone before his live-to-air radio performance interview, we talked ringtones…naturally. And I learned something new. We all know the … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Mahleria

You either love him or hate him, but on the centenary of the composer’s death, Mahler maniacs are running wild!  Here are a few of my favourite Mahler memorial offerings. Alma Mahler remembering the night of her husband’s death:  Mahler … Continue reading

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Sketches of a Life

The legendary Stevie Wonder turns 61 today and he continues to be the Sunshine In Our Lives with his musical mastery and keen ear for a hook.  Like other massively talented pop musicians (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel and … Continue reading

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Orchestras on the Run

Ahhh…Spring is finally here!  (I think)  And as the countdown to summer is on, so is the pressure to work off the winter wobblies and tighten up the beach body!  Full body makeover in full effect.  Not to mention, the … Continue reading

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The Dying Swan

An incredibly beautiful and expressively eloquent performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dancer Lil Buck has recently gone viral. But it’s not the first time The Dying Swan has inspired a collaboration of classical and modern, music and motion, simplicity and complexity. … Continue reading

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