Monthly Archives: May 2011

Met HD Live: Die Walküre

Saturday afternoon I settled down into a comfy seat at a fancy new megaplex in Dedham for Wagner’s Die Walküre. Then I got out of my comfy seat and walked around a while since “The Machine” – the Met’s big … Continue reading

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Newton Choral Society Concert: Mozart Sunday Vespers, Haydn Nicolai Mass

I sang with the Newton Choral Society for a number of years – it was great fun. I now enjoy going to their concerts – although I don’t get to sing, I don’t have to schlep the risers afterwards! This … Continue reading

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Quickie Game Reviews

Freespace 2: dust off your joystick (or plug your console controller into your PC) and enjoy this space shoot-em-up on the cheap from gog.com (Good Old Games). You can update the graphics and play the original Freespace for free with … Continue reading

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Swing Time

It’s funny if you think about it: someone puts pieces of metal on their shoes and jumps around in an athletic fashion making noise with their feet. It’s strange, but – like other things – if someone does a seemingly … Continue reading

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NEC – Prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos + Dido and Aeneas

Saturday night I saw the NEC (New England Conservatory) Opera Department’s spring opera double-bill, the Prologue from Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (in English) and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Ariadne is an interesting opera with lots of wonderful music. But, it … Continue reading

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Handel & Hayden Society – Mozart’s Requiem

I love Mozart’s Requiem, although it is not exactly Mozart’s. Still, it is a wonderful piece of music – and a lot of fun to sing. The ending is a bit of a let-down, but you can’t have everything. As … Continue reading

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