New York Festival of Song

Spox Vox Reax

The line up for the 2011-12 sea­son of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera is out, and it’s sur­pris­ing. The Met is the Met, and their strengths are their own, so it’s not a dis­ap­point­ing sea­son to me. Opera has a broad range and I expect the out­ly­ing parts to be filed in by City Opera and other(…)

Singing, Part One

It’s non­sen­si­cal that those who claim to be defend­ing mar­riage, which of course is not even under attack, seek to do so by lim­it­ing the num­ber and kind of peo­ple who may join in it. They would pre­fer mar­riage to be like a coun­try club, and limit admit­tance from the wrong kind of peo­ple. Their(…)

Bop Till You Drop

At the end of these short days in Decem­ber, there are nights full of great music. Try and get out and catch some of this stuff (none of it hol­i­day music!): Read this great lit­tle piece about Steven Blier then go see him at the New York Fes­ti­val of Song pro­gram Man­ning the Canon … at(…)