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Kun Woo Paik and Friends

I feel bad for being a bit lazy with writing a concert review, but to be honest, I’m being a bit concert-ed out. There’s another one tomorrow that I was debating whether to go to, since I have quite a busy weekend ahead, but we shall see. 554 more words

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EL Vicker unleashes the dragon

The Indigenous rapper has sworn to make only hits. After the success of his first single “Ana Eko” he decided to be consistent in the industry. 31 more words

EL Vicker

NSO's Evening of Symphonic Blast

As you have perhaps been able to tell, it’s been a busy month for concerts. A few highly anticipated events were earlier this month, but it also seems to be the month in which the conductors (Gilbert Varga and 呂紹嘉) return to conduct their orchestras (the Taipei Symphony and National Symphony, respectfully) so there were back-to-back weeks of concerts. 874 more words

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NSO's Berlioz Bash

Two things:

  1. Olesya Petrova is a phenomenal, breathtaking, delicate powerhouse.
  2. Simon Rattle sat (a few rows) behind me tonight (in the next section over).

I’m not ashamed of the fact that I’m familiar with (very) little of Berlioz’s music aside from Symphonie Fantastique, which is perhaps a bit shameful.   739 more words

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Map: Desired Pathways in Detroit's Cass Corridor

Major changes have been taking place in the Cass Corridor and those changes have accelerated in recent years. Concerns were raised by nonprofits in the early 2000s with the creation of “Midtown” and those same concerns are being raised as the new Red Wings arena is being constructed and property values skyrocket. 93 more words

Detroit

NSO's Shostakovich: His Humor and Seriousness

A concert review.

What a fantastic program.

Also, I think I’m going to stop including “concert review” in the titles of my concert reviews. Isn’t it obvious? 1,110 more words

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My First NSO Trip!

Last weekend, I went to Kuopio for my first Derby trip ever! It was not to play (I’m not there yet) but to officiate. Here’s how it went… 1,248 more words

Kallio Rolling Rainbow