Quick Takes Category

Summer Writing Projects

Though COVID sadly (but understandably) canceled what would have been my third summer working at the Aspen Music Festival, I am grateful to have received a few writing opportunities from Aspen as well as the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. Below are the fruits of that labor, which take the form of both […]

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The LSO’s 30 Day Classical Challenge

One small but fun thing that I have enjoyed during quarantine is participating in a 30 Day Classical Challenge on Instagram. Hosted by the London Symphony Orchestra, followers of the orchestra’s Instagram account were encouraged to take a screenshot of the pink bingo card-like template and each day, share one piece of classical music that […]

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Krumping with Rameau

As I stated in my November 2018 post “Debussy + Trampoline“ (shameless self-plug!), in the art world, there are times when the combination of two or more dissimilar elements can lead to something truly astonishing and transporting. Another case in point: this incredible production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 1735 opera Les Indes galantes. Rameau’s work is […]

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