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Abstracting Language in Music

Something strange happens when we listen to music in a foreign language. Usually we’ll have the text on stand by. A quick scan of the text will do and listening resumes. 248 more words

‘Don Giovanni’ — Mozart’s Opera Comes to Supper in North Carolina

At the final performance of April 26, 2015 of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, given by North Carolina Opera at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, the audience rose to its feet to applaud one of the better productions of this masterwork to be found anywhere. 2,056 more words


Our old friend Stuart, rainy Duke Gardens, N.C. Opera, and Snowden reconsidered

This week I was particularly aware that our sweet Stuart is getting grayer and slower. He’s almost thirteen, so this is no great surprise. But I had a sudden pang when I realized he will not be with us too much longer. 544 more words

Public Policy

Book review: "Die Nacht des Don Juan" by Hanns-Josef Ortheil

In preparation for a “meet the author” event, I visited a local library. Disappointingly, it only stocked two of the author’s long list of publications and these were no recent ones. 670 more words


Bella and Nate Recital

I’m very proud of both of my friends. They did a fabulous job with all their pieces.

“La ci darem la mano” is a classic duet. 92 more words


Celebrating the Bengali New Year

For the first time in the (almost) 26 years I’ve been in the UAE, I have a few Bengali connections and for some reason become more Bengali than I used to be. 483 more words