Remembering Band Camp…

…Actually, the camp I went to was for symphony orchestra, not band, and it’s where I first learned what it meant to play in a string quartet (a shout-out to all Sounds of Summer Music Festival alumni in the Pacific Northwest!).

Read about Houston’s own fantastic AFA Summer Music Conservatory, which just received an NEA grant, at Houstonia Magazine.

I Need a Hero: HGO’s Die Walküre

Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero” should be a pre-requisite for anyone going to this opera. Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Walküre at Houstonia Magazine.

Iain Paterson, Wotan, Christine Goerke, Brunnhilde. Photo by Lynn Lane

Christmas Lists

HGO premieres A Christmas Carol with music by Iain Bell and libretto by Simon Callow. It is the worst kind of bad–a boring bad. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine.

In happier holiday news, read my Top 5 classical and opera picks of 2014, also at Houstonia. Cheers to a merry 2015!