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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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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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Saving the Bats . . . The Bat Hotel

Bats are pretty amazing little mammals and great to have around our country house.  They not only devour insects like mosquitos and gnats, which are a major nuisance when eating outside on the terrace in the evenings, but they also … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Holiday . . .

This week is vacation. Actually school holiday for my daughter and the family has decamped to our house in the South of France for two weeks.  But rather than just doing nothing or lounging on the beach (no beach here … Continue reading

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