Winter Music

In a January without snow, there’s not much excuse not to get out of the house. And after what amounted to a long, languid pause from Christmas through the first week of the new year, there are enough enticing events to plan for that no one, myself included, will be able to make it to(…)

Open Up Your Golden Gates

In the depths of a fairly cold winter, Juilliard gave us a a mix of shaggy and urbane visitors, bringing us some word of a mild and sunny land to the West – California! This was the Focus! 2009 festival, dedicated both to music from California over the last 100 years and to the argument(…)