Best thing I’ve seen all day. Flash Chorus!

Not to overly spoil the surprise, but the following video depicts a random group of people bursting into “Va Pensiero” at a mall.  Well-worth watching. Couldn’t stop smiling. Who knew there were flash choruses?  I NEED to participate in one ASAP. In other news, this is the article from which I got the video.  Apparently…

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Stream Purcell’s The Fairy Queen for free!

Here’s the link.  Streaming is available for free from now until August 17! http://gu.com/p/392nk From Glyndebourne’s website: Purcell’s intoxicating combination of words and music alternates elements of the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a variety of musical interludes. A magical brew has been concocted by director Jonathan Kent in inventive collaboration with designer Paul Brown.…

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Child “prodigies”

Just read an interesting article from this guy: Dr. Winters received his Doctor of Music from Northwestern University, and also holds the B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Indiana University. His background includes teaching college-level piano, arts administration at two universities, and extensive performing experience as solo pianist and accompanist. As an operatic baritone,…

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