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Russian National Orchestra

It was a great evening at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. The Russian National Orchestra was founded in 1990 and has been described as “a living symbol of the best in Russian art” (Miami Herald) and “as close to perfect as one could hope for” (Trinity Mirror). The orchestra maintains […]

Romantic Russians

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra hit it out of the park last night with a “Romantic Russians” concert. Tchaikovsky and Borodin were masters of 19th century Russian music. The concert opened with Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor:  Polovtsian Dances. That warmed up the audience for a spectacular performance by Jason Hardink. The renowned pianist played Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto […]

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 […]

How to Live When You Have to Die

Yesterday was a beautiful day in the Northeast. I started out the day with a drive to Manhattan to have breakfast with a dozen physicians and healthcare executives. We had a discussion with Dr. Atul Gawande (2010), Staff Writer for the New Yorker and author of “The Checklist Manifesto”. I will keep the autographed copy […]