Middleton Community Orchestra Gives a Performance Before the Season Opens

Loving tribute to John Barker goes to the heart of music making   When you get right down to it, people play music because they love it; audiences come to hear it for the same reasons. Believe it or not, critics love it, too; most of them were (and sometimes are) performers themselves. It is… Continue reading Middleton Community Orchestra Gives a Performance Before the Season Opens

The Madison Symphony Orchestra, Now in Its 24th DeMain Edition

There’s more to pique the ears this season than some people think Growing up loving classical music and opera, and later as a critic, I always had a personal wish list of works I wanted to experience live in the concert hall or opera house. Living a commuter train’s ride away from Lincoln Center didn’t… Continue reading The Madison Symphony Orchestra, Now in Its 24th DeMain Edition