Belated Bravos for a Most Deserving Event

5th Handel Aria Competition keeps the bar high   My clarinet professor in college said this was the best piece of advice he could give: “Make your excuses before you perform.” That gives context to say that the 5th annual Handel Aria Competition took place Friday night, June 9, and I’ve been driving buses and… Continue reading Belated Bravos for a Most Deserving Event

Handel’s Messiah, Stripped Down—and Resurrected

Madison Bach Musicians share a divine vision If anyone has a “ bucket list” for Madison music groups, experiencing the Madison Bach Musicians (pictured above from an earlier concert, courtesy of the group) should be on it. Happy to report that I finally can check it off my list—and that when I attended their performance… Continue reading Handel’s Messiah, Stripped Down—and Resurrected