My idea of cultural mecca is the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. It’s has a spectacular old world lobby and is just steps away from the Art Institute and Symphony Hall. I took advantage of it’s proximity to the latter tonight and attended a performance (under Bernard Haitink) of Webern Im Sommerwind, Mahler Ruckert Lieder […]
I’m not trying to reach the converted.
I’m trying to reach the others, the ones who haven’t discovered their personal connection with classical (serious) music. Is it possible that my deliberate choice of the previous words might offend some people? Hopefully, because my point is; how can you question whether or not a higher power exists after one has experienced Beethoven, Brahms, […]
Last night was my return to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I’ve heard James Levine conduct the Met Opera Orchestra, both in opera and in concert settings and have always been impressed. This was my first opportunity to see what he has been doing in Boston. I went to college in Boston and had a subscription to […]