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Go Purple!! #PaintItPurple

Around the world March 8th was International Women’s Day.  In the United States the whole month is Women’s History Month!! As the International Women’s Day website explains: “From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the color scheme of purple, white and green to symbolize the plight of the Suffragettes. […]

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St Gallen, Switzerland: Abbey of St Gallen Cathedral and Library

The monastery of St. Gallen was the heart city by the same name in the valley near Lake Constance. As the story goes, in the year 612, an Irish monk name Gallus, stumbled and fell at the edge of the Steinach River. He saw a bear eyeing him, hungrily. He offered the bear some of […]

Birthday in Vienna, Austria

Had the wonderful birthday in Vienna Austria, with my love.  We even continued my favorite birthday tradition.  An art museum and out for a bite to eat.  This year we got to go to the Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna.  Next Cafe Central for cake and a Melange.  Finally ending with the Rathaus Christkindlmarkt.  Great […]

Vienna, Austria

Nothing puts you in the mood for the coming Holiday season like the beautiful Christkindlmarkts in Vienna.  It is so amazing to be wandering the local streets in the cold, with a warm mug of Glühwein, as you look at all the beautiful homemade or handmade gifts.

Europe Again!!

An eventful first week. It’s been just over a week, and so much has happened already! The weather has been quite nice in Switzerland, and I have had plenty of time to get out and enjoy. I have met some of the local musical community by attending a couple of rehearsals of the St. Gallen Choir. […]

Success at the Kennedy Center for Noli Me Tángere

After an exciting week of technical and dress rehearsals at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this beautiful group of people – singers, instrumentalists, technical crew, producers,  MAFFAA, and the exceedingly capable Union Crews of the Kennedy Center –  came together to make two solid, moving, amazing performances in the Einsenhower Theater.  Noli Me […]

Inspiring Composer Quotes, Leonard Bernstein

Please Sign the Petition to SAVE San Diego Opera Today!

As you may know, the board of San Diego Opera recently voted to close the company at the end of this season.  This is despite the fact that the company is in the black financially.  This closure makes no sense.  The company is not out of money and is certainly not in danger of bankruptcy, […]

Why We Artists Do What We Do

Written by David Ackert, LA Times: “Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people […]