Greetings Everybody Greetings from the remote coast of Maine, where the hunting season has just begun, which means we’ll all soon be walking around with blaze orange hats and jackets, trying not to look like deer, and adding one last blast of color to the neighborhood before things become grey and the cold really settles … Continue reading River Music Notes – Fall 2017
As I often say, music has been like a magic carpet for me, taking me to places and experiences that I could not imagine otherwise. Here’s one of them: I was once invited by the cellist Eugene Friesen to perform with him at the International Cello Festival in Manchester, England. Every two years a group … Continue reading The Cellist of Sarajevo
Hi everyone, Merry, Happy, Joyful, Blessed, Jolly and all other greetings of The Season to you all! This being the ending of the year, I thought I’d tell you about one of the musical highlights for me in 2012. As I have often reported, the life of a freelance musician is often a quirky and … Continue reading A Little Story – And A Brand New Composition For You
I just wanted to tell you about some of the musical things I’m looking forward to this year. First, I’m planning a new solo piano CD, tentatively titled “My New England”. It’s been a long time since I recorded a solo CD, based on nature scenes and sounds. I have lived here in New England … Continue reading On the Horizon
Strange things can happen under the dark night skies of Maine, and just such a thing happened to me this week. I was sound asleep at 3:30 AM when my wife jostled me awake. I opened my eyes to find our bedroom bathed in a bright light, coming in the front windows. The nights here … Continue reading Who’s there?
I recently returned home from an exciting weekend in New York City. I was there to play with Paul Winter in a performance of his “Missa Gaia”, for the Feast of St. Francis. Every October, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (The world’s largest Gothic cathedral—two football-fields long!) they have an enormous church … Continue reading Feast of St. Francis at St. John the Divine