Tag Archives: Music Festival

Classical Music in the South of France

If music be the food of love, play on!  ~William Shakespeare 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 … 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 and Never Let an Engineer Write a User’s Manual

If you are a parent (and even if not) you have probably experienced trying to assemble a child’s toy or a BBQ or a piece of furniture from IKEA using the supplied reference manual.  Take bolt “B” and insert into … 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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