Coming to Terms with Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”

A short time ago, I had written some preliminary thoughts about performing Carmina Burana—a sort of guide for our upcoming concert with the Minnesota Orchestra. But I’d like to point out there is another fantastic work on the program, Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Continue reading

A Familiar Battle at the Met

It is disheartening to see that even though we have finally resolved the Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute, the thinking that inspired the lockout is showing up in other arts organizations around the country. And it is particularly disheartening to see this line of thinking infect the Metropolitan Opera in New York—the country’s premier opera house. Continue reading