September 11, 2015

Another summer filled with music making and teaching has passed. The highlight for me was wildly enthusiastic reception of Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nacht” at Market Square Concerts’ Summermusic 2015 by 80 middle and high school students.



They have never heard of Schoenberg and fortunately were not taught to fear his music. It was a much needed boost of faith in the power of high quality art, and its resilience across time. It is so refreshing to hear a sincere unfiltered response to music from a group of youngsters, who have not yet developed biases in music. I wish people who buy tickets to c...

August 10, 2014

I am so trilled that a lot of people did enjoy Market Square Concerts' Summermusic 2014 programs! It was really an extraordinary experience for musicians from Taiwan, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Australia and US to make music together. Some of us have never played with each other or spoke any English, which made the cohesion of our ideas confirm to me once again that music is a language for things deeper than thoughts or words. I am also feeling really grateful to Market Square Concerts' board members for making musicians feel welcome in their homes and for many excellent meals shared by all of u...

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