Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Way to Move Forward

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about the DSO’s stalemate and many people have since asked me to share my ideas about a possible new model that might reverse current trends and create sustainability. But before I do … Continue reading

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A la recherche de la musique perdue

In my teens I fell in love with the music of Schubert and spent many happy summers studying virtually everything he wrote from the songs to the symphonies, to the string quartets and piano works.  Then, all of sudden my … Continue reading

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Passage to India

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to India where we visited our son.  When I arrived back at the office, everyone asked the usual and expected question: “So . . . how was your vacation?” And I … Continue reading

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Motown Blues

The situation of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra becomes more perilous every day.  The Orchestra’s bankers are now calling in major loans and management may well cancel the remainder of the season this week  if a settlement hasn’t been reached. All … Continue reading

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George: A study in living in the moment

The other day my wife and I went to visit our friend George. George is the oldest person I have ever known. He is now 99 years old and is my role model for any age. No, I’ll correct that. … Continue reading

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Name a famous musician from Memphis

Yes of course… the Memphis Symphony Last week I had the great good fortune to be invited to Memphis to see the work of the Memphis Symphony.  The city was in a state of extreme agitation.  Snow had fallen.  A … Continue reading

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