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Winter Hunkering Done

After a hunker-down-winter-hiatus, we’re back. January and February. Winter months. NYC at its most quiet, tourists are few, Broadway is...

The Boxcar Children

I just re-read my favorite book from childhood, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. And all the way through I smiled and...

Finding Your Musical Niche

From the age of 12, I knew that I wanted to make my life in music. By then I’d taken piano for 5 years, learned both flute and clarinet...

New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year all! Here's wishing for an easier 2022 than we had in 2021. For the first time ever, January 1 honestly feels like a new...

Music of Christmas Past & Present

In this, my first Christmas of retirement, I’ve happily listened to lots of Christmas music. Some are recent discoveries and others are...

Sondheim and Opera

When Stephen Sondheim passed away recently at 91, I was reminded of his incredible contribution and how lucky we are to have his works...

Music and Cooking

Before I worked at The Met - pre-2006 - I always listened to the Saturday matinee broadcasts while cooking...like many of you, I’m sure. ...

So Much Music, So Little Time

Before the Met, I used to go to lots of concerts...and a wide variety of them. This summer, for the first time in 15 years, I surrounded...

Organ Lessons

So, about that idea of becoming a music student again. I know - let’s jump right in and learn something new. I’ve decided to take organ...

Ready for new adventures!

The Metropolitan Opera. What a ride. Fifteen seasons of working on the radio broadcasts as the fourth “Voice of the Met” and senior...

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