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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 […]

Tanglewood by Trike – 2011

It was a special treat to be able to enjoy a nice 400 mile motorcycle trip along with a memorable concert at Tanglewood. The ride from the lakehouse in Pennsylvania to Lenox, Massachusetts took us on interstate highways initially but then mostly on state and county backroads in the state of New York and then […]


I am very fond of Opera. Yes, I love Così fan tutte (and Mozart’s other 19 operas) but that is not what I am referring to. The other Opera in my life is a company in Oslo, Norway that has created browser software which is an alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The name of the […]

Marvelous Mozart III

The experience of conducting the first movement of Mozart’s twenty-fifth symphony was a humbling one. Even more humbling was to hear Stanley Drucker play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major last night. The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra provided an outstanding accompaniment and a silk smooth blend of orchestra and soloist was provided by Maestro Sidney Rothstein. […]

Marvelous Mozart Update

The story about the Marvelous Mozart Concert has been updated to include a review in the Danbury News-Times by Jim Pegolotti.