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Concluding the Sibelius Festival in Seattle

With the strings leaning in to one of the most powerfully orchestrated C major chords of the 20th century, the Seattle Symphony’s ambitious Luminous Landscapes Sibelius Festival has reached its conclusion. 318 more words

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Seattle Symphony’s Sibelius Festival: Part II

My review of the second program of the Seattle Symphony’s Sibelius Festival has now been posted on Musical America. MA is a subscriber site, so I’m limited to posting the link here: 49 more words


Stretch Run

This is a fairly high-energy fusion track for guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. It is a bit adventurous harmonically. I think it may have turned out pretty well. 14 more words


Caravaggio's Dagger - A Pursuit of Right Action

The central theme of Caravaggio’s Dagger is Somerset Maugham’s admonition of the error of adopting a course of action thought to be right, even though we knew it could not bring us happiness, ever. 489 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst


With word that someone has no intentions of doing any classical appearances in the states, I am now looking to go get my passport.

Meanwhile, I sit back and enjoy the sunshine while I listen to these great videos of Joshua Bell. 39 more words


Seattle Symphony's Sibelius Festival: Part I

My latest review is now posted on Bachtrack:

Only a few orchestras around the world have programmed a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies this year to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. 54 more words



Jean Sibelius: Kullervo

staging and choreography: Tero Saarinen

Kullervo: Ville Rusanen/Samuli Poutanen
Kullervo’s Sister: Johanna Rusanen-Kartano/Terhi Räsänen
Kimmo: David Scarantino

Finnish National Ballet, Tero Saarinen Company… 33 more words