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One Last Appeal . . .

Our crowd funding event for the Young Virtuosi Summer Music Festival in the south of France is almost over and, unfortunately, we have not reached out goal, so I thought I would post for one more appeal for support. Here … Continue reading

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The Gala Concert in the South of France

“He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.” ― Emily Giffin Now that the dust has settled and the musicians have flown … Continue reading

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An Appreciation Dinner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.   ~John F. Kennedy The six classical music concerts in the south of France are finally over … Continue reading

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No Concert Tonight . . .

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ~Mahatma Gandhi After five concerts in a row, today the Young Virtuosi musicians have a day off.  The final Gala Concert is Saturday evening at the Medieval church in … Continue reading

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Young Virtuosi Promotional Video

This week at the Festival Musique de la Vallee du Cougain in the south of France we have brought along a professional film crew to capture the great performances of these talented young musicians.  In addition to making an overall … Continue reading

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A Little Hors d’oeuvre from our Music Festival in France

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~Bob Marley In my last post from the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France, I wrote about the richness of learning when mixing youth … Continue reading

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Music Soothes the Savage Breast . . .

Music has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I’ve read, that things inanimate have mov’d, And, as with living Souls, have been inform’d, By magic numbers and persuasive Sound.   ~William Congreve … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France . . . a great break from business

No more “business” posts from me for a while (I can hear the cheering!). For the next two weeks I will be helping my wife run and manage the 6th Annual Festival de Musique de la Vallée du Cougain in … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things . . .

I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad.   -Rogers and Hammerstein, Sound of Music It’s been a good summer, a hectic but good summer.  While we didn’t travel far, we certainly got around.  A … Continue reading

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My Daughter, the 13-year-old poet . . .

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watching the Olympics from the other side of 60 years old I can’t help but be impressed by the commitment and talent … Continue reading

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