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Berg and Zacheus

Thank you, Kelly Ann Bixby! Today she sang my Poems of Stephen Berg in recital at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, with Joseph Smith, clarinet, and Laura Ward, piano. What gorgeous singing and playing! Kelly was superb. Laura and Joseph remembered that they...

Cosmic Speculation

Even though we’re in the dead of summer, let’s take an appreciative look at the world around us on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 29th at 10 pm on WRTI. McClelland and Bathory-Kitsz sing from tradition and wryness, and an excerpt from Gandolfi’s...

Music doesn't evolve

[This article has been republished with permission from Broad Street Review.] At Imperial College in London, Bob McCallum spends his days researching mosquitoes. At home, he puts composers under his microscope. And has concluded, according to BBC News, that we...

Flute Moon

Whether the flute is light or dark, amiable or exotic, it’s always lyrical. On Now is the Time, Sunday, July 22nd at 10 pm, we listen to flute music by William Bolcom, Elizabeth Brown, and Bright Sheng. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the...

Recording The Nobility of Women

The Nobility of Women will be on the next Mélomanie CD, as we wrapped up recording the eight dances yesterday. Andreas Meyer of Meyer Media recorded my 20-minute work with the Baroque / new-music group at the University of Delaware, in Gore Recital Hall, after...