“Thirty-Onederfuls” Are Coming!

Being a series of reflections and snapshots of 31 years of reviewing…and a lifetime of listening   Any of my regular readers who have been signed up for about a year and a half or so may remember that I touted a new series of posts collectively titled “Thirty-Somethings.” November 1, 2018 was the 30th… Continue reading “Thirty-Onederfuls” Are Coming!

DeMain’s Gift to “Lenny”

Madison Symphony joins the global celebrations of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday   Leonard Bernstein’s 100th  birthday fell on August 25 of this year, but if you think the Madison Symphony and John DeMain were late to the party in celebrating this still larger-than-life icon, don’t fret. Some locales began after August 25, 2017—the year leading… Continue reading DeMain’s Gift to “Lenny”

Porgy Casts a Special Glow over Glimmerglass

DeMain and Zambello recreate a compelling staging of Gershwin’s masterpiece   Cooperstown, NY is probably best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, but in recent years the Glimmerglass Festival has added an ever-expanding luster to an already attractive region. Three hours or so northwest of New York City, the region takes… Continue reading Porgy Casts a Special Glow over Glimmerglass