Fun Fun Fun Fest - Day 2
What Indie and Classical Can Learn From Each Other

Site Improvements

In response to several requests, I've made some recent improvements to the site that I hope readers will find useful:

  • On the right nav bar, there is now a Search box (provided by Google), which will allow you to search the site for any particular content.
  • Also on the right nav bar, you will find a Concert Calendar, where I plan to post all of my upcoming music events in NYC and elsewhere. If you use Google Calendar, you can also add the events right to your own calendar.
  • If a picture speaks a thousand words, You Tube speaks volumes. To go along with Carnegie's Berlin In Lights festival, here's a clip from what what I still consider to be the greatest concert event of my lifetime (even if I watched it from my parents' house in New Jersey): Leonard Bernstein conducting the combined musicians of the London Symphony Orchsetra, the New York Philharmonic, the Kirov Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a Christmas Day performance of Beethoven's 9th in East Berlin's Schauspielhaus, six weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the occasion, Bernstein altered Schiller's word "Freude" (friends) to "Freiheit" (freedom), to powerful impact. The embedded video is part one of four, encompassing the entire final movement; the other three can be found in the scroll after the video finishes playing.

Look for more improvements - including a partial site-redesign - soon.