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Tanglewood by Tesla

The Tanglewood Music Center is located in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The drive as 181 miles and we arrived with 80 miles of reserve on the Tesla. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has great concerts there in the summer in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. We get there at least once per year. The shed seats […]

Conducting Beethoven

Three and a half years after conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in 2003, I was again fortunate — for a second time in a lifetime — this time to conduct Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture. The late Maestro Sidney Rothstein, my friend and mentor, suggested a more complex piece this time and Creatures of the Prometheus filled the […]

Conducting Mozart

It was a real treat in St. Augustine last Saturday night when Music Director Gerard Schwarz conducted the Mozart Orchestra New York. They performed Mozart’s great last three symphonies, No’s 39, 40, and 41. The 41st, known as the Jupiter Symphony, is my favorite. Mozart composed this great trilogy in a remarkably short time between […]

Conducting Beethoven

Our annual 400 mile motorcycle trip to Tanglewood, Massachusetts was hot but enjoyable. On the return trip we used only state and country roads. Took a little longer, but we saw a lot more. The concert on Sunday was outstanding. The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra delivered a brilliant performance of Copland’s Symphonic Ode. After the break, Asher […]