August 25, 2015

During the summers I am the associate concertmaster of the Glimmerglass Opera Festival Orchestra in upstate New York.  This year's busy roster comprised The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Candide, and Vivaldi's Cato in Utica.  We also find time to give chamber music concerts in...

August 18, 2015

I was born in Minnesota, where my father was a violinist in the Minnesota Orchestra.  He had also played in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Orchestras, but those were such dingy cities back in those days that my folks decided that Minnesota would be a better place to rais...

August 11, 2015

No, folks, I am not having a mid-life crisis!  I am simply helping maintain what has become a long-standing family tradition, arguably as significant to us as traditional national holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving! The Sarchets have been enjoying Lollapalo...

August 1, 2015

The following are excerpts from a recently published ARTSBLOG by Americans for the Arts:

Every year the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy publishes their annual Giving USA analysis on philanthropy. Their latest report shows that 2014 was a very good...

August 1, 2015

If you look into the orchestra pit and take note of the strange contortions into which we twist to play our various instruments, you will not find it surprising that many professional musicians suffer from chronic pain. Flutists pull back the left wrist; trombonists, t...

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