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Samuri in NY@ TMOTCONY

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

It seems that the first delegation from Japan, in1860 was sent by the ruling Samuri’s and captivated NY with their exotic dress and customs. The museum displayed pictures and artifacts and little stories in another very attractive comment on our history. Newspaper articles and photos showed how NY welcomed the Japanese with parties and parades and lots of attention. The timeing of the Civil War and this event show an interesting perspective in our history. NY was becoming a center of commerce and art and finance and wanted the world to see.
Gotta take a sec and check this out

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Missa solemnis@ NY Phil 6/23/10

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

The last concert in my series was a doozie. Al Largo by Magnus Lindberg, composer in residence started the program with a kichen sink of sound, a good sink. All kinds of percussion and melodies sound new and yet not leaving us behind to figure it out. It was accesible and attractive. Al Largo is when the boat just loses sight of land and it’s on the high sea, hhhmmm.
Beethoven is the touch stone of all western music and this mass is wonderful. It is not often played ’cause it’s tough to do, but our NY Phil did the job.Four good singers and the NY Choral Artists did an amazing job. I was so mezmerized that I looked for the communion line.