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Classical Music in the South of France and Group Behaviour

After a successful two weeks of classical music in the south of France, I now have a chance to step back, relax and think about lessons learned.  It’s a habit I have used to good advantage throughout my business life, … Continue reading

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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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Life Lessons from a Classical Music Festival . . .

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  ~Denis Waitley While the audience has the opportunity to enjoy a spirited evening of classical music in small medieval churches for six days, the … Continue reading

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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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“Gotta Go” Time vs “Slug” Time

This week I am at my home in the south of France, deep in the countryside in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border (www.tournoulehaut.com). For late October the weather is incredibly mild, in fact the days … Continue reading

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Book Promo Video . . . Almost Perfect

My first historical thriller novel was written while I was living in a 13th Century stone Chateau in the south of France several years ago.  The house had a magic of its own and it seems as if the carved … Continue reading

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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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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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