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(…)