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The Transformative Power of Classical Music in the South of France

July has a special meaning for my family.  For the past eight years my wife has organized a classical music festival in the South of France near the town of Limoux. While Limoux is famous for its sparkling wine, called … 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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When Youth Meets Experience, Both Win

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt All professions, and passions, are a never-ending journey of learning and discovery … 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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Classical Music in the French Countryside. . . The Long Game

I don’t know if it’s a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I’ve lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry. -Helen Reddy It’s July. Summertime in the … Continue reading

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