Addio Argento

Addio Argento

One month ago, on February 20, 2019, we lost master composer Dominick Argento. The affection I felt for the man and the respect I had for his art can’t be neatly summarized, but here is an appreciation adapted from words at a concert of his music at Hill House in...
A Thousand Eyes

A Thousand Eyes

BOBBY VEE IS DEAD I didn’t know he was a Minnesotan, born in Moorhead. According to Chris Riemenschneider’s obituary in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Robert Thomas Velline and his band “were recruited to fill in for Buddy Holly at the Moorhead stop of the Winter...
An die Musik Award

An die Musik Award

From The Schubert Club David Evan Thomas received the An die Musik Award “in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment to the work and mission of The Schubert Club” at The Schubert Club Annual Luncheon on June 8, 2016 at the Ordway Center for...
A Solitary Place

A Solitary Place

. . . I love all waste And solitary places; where we taste The pleasure of believing what we see Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be. (Shelley, Julian and Maddalo)   Before a concert on the campus of what used to be called Northwestern College, in St. Paul,...
The Untold Story

The Untold Story

How one American embraced, forsook, embraced, forsook, and ultimately EMBRACED… …the tonal processes that drive us all! Sylvester Stallone is cast against type as the mild-mannered Copland. With Harvey Keitel as the inscrutable Roger Sessions, and as Nadia Boulanger…...