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Sir Roger Moore, who played 007 in seven James Bond movies, has died. The instant I heard the unfortunate news I also heard the James Bond Theme in my head.
If it weren’t for world premieres, we will never hear the likes of great masterpieces who have passed the test of time. Pianist Nicola Meecham will be premiering solo works of six British composers on Thursday 15th June at the Warehouse Waterloo, a new concert venue in London.
We musicians categorize our audiences based on age group and demographics. At one glance, you can usually tell which group they belong to. Is it possible to get to know them individually?
I watched “La La Land” with my high school classmate June and two of her children, one of whom delighted in figuring out the songs on the keyboard — by ear.
A trained soprano approached me recently about adapting a famous Buddhist song, arranged for four-part voice, for a 45-person amateur choir, pianist, cello, and saxophone.
Recent Posts: Maui Tips for Newcomers
It’s a warm sunny day in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where the Romans stopped in 6 BC convinced that venturing further north would only lead them into swamp lands. Here the hand-laid brick paths pave the narrow streets that reek centuries of history and culture. The tallest building is the famous […]
Sadly I have succumbed to the high cost of living debacle and decided to leave now so that I may return again.
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- I want to ride my bicycle May 20, 2017
- Performing piano premieres: Nicola Meecham May 14, 2017
- Day dream job believer May 12, 2017
- Public releasable: documents for public release, freely downloadable May 1, 2017
- From concert to entertainment: Earth Day celebrations April 25, 2017
- Marmie (Birmingham, May 1998 – London, April 11, 2017) April 13, 2017
- Sustainability reporting: acronyms and concepts February 28, 2017
- Electric vehicles in paradise: the newspaper column that was February 26, 2017
- My Thai after five days with Chef June – Thai Food Made Easy January 25, 2017
- New music to calm your soul: Giovanni Allevi December 18, 2016
- I Left My Heart in San Francisco for solo piano December 18, 2016
- Anak for piano solo December 17, 2016
- Minimalist, frugal living, and the path to zero waste management November 22, 2016
- All things Dutch and wonderful September 27, 2016
- Moving out, moving over, and moving on September 17, 2016
- Like-minded souls and their passion to collect sheet music September 12, 2016
- A rolling stone gathers no moss but eventually will meet others August 4, 2016
- The monument house: piano room July 30, 2016
- Planning travel: Maui to Boston, Utrecht to London July 27, 2016
- What you’re also learning when you take a piano class May 26, 2016
Tag Archives: London
Would you go to a concert taking place in a new venue you have never heard of, performed by a pianist you have never heard of, playing music that has not yet been performed much less recorded, written by composers you … Continue reading
“My cat died last night,” I texted my friend who owns four dogs and two cats in Denver. “I didn’t know you had a cat,” she responded. “I don’t. I gave him away years ago.” I can’t remember when exactly I … Continue reading
I can count the number of friends who visited me during my five-and-a-half years on Maui. The first to visit was a couple who flew from California and stayed for a long weekend in my first apartment while attending a … Continue reading
Nearly six years after flying to Maui and getting a job there, I booked a one-way ticket to Boston and started planning my exit from paradise.
The third Sunday in June is declared for Father’s Day, first celebrated in 1910 in the USA but not proclaimed as such until years later. Coincidentally, June 21st is also Summer Solstice, the longest day in the year, and thus a very important milestone for those who … Continue reading
Empty your mind. That’s what meditation tells us to do. I have trouble emptying my mind. When I do yoga, that’s when I let my mind wander. It wanders off to distant places. It’s a playground of possibilities. I should … Continue reading
One of my friends recently made the final move to uproot. He writes, “Now that the deed is done I feel a bit weird. I know I made the right decision but I can’t help feeling a sense of loss … Continue reading