Some of the most rewarding experiences of my career have resulted from contributing my gifts as a musician to serve a purpose greater than myself. In 2011, I became involved with a project called “Ben and I Play for Peace.” A young man named Ben inspired three very busy adults to put on concerts in […]
2019 highlight: Singing in the chorus for Puccini’s opera, “La Boheme.” I auditioned for the opera chorus the day before my birthday last July. I had to wait all the way till late March to begin rehearsals. Our performances were on April 26 & 28, 2019 in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for […]
Happy to combine my two great loves on one day: singing and tennis. I enjoyed the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the Sarasota Open again this year on Wednesday, April 17th and Friday, April 19th. Each day after I was finished, I changed into my volunteer t-shirt and worked with the hospitality team. […]
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I was first introduced to “Feldeinsamkeit” or “Field Solitude” by Johannes Brahms by the first accompanist I performed with on recital, Kristian Banatzianou. Years ago, he sent me an mp3 of the accompaniment that he had recorded. He was living in Cleveland at the time and I remember writing him and saying, “Thanks! I can […]
What happens when two tennis friends, accustomed to fighting points out across the net, decide to play music together? Rich keeps saying, “Anything you can do, I can do better” – but I protest!! Find out how it goes on Monday, 7/2 at 2 p.m. in a free concert of opera, classical art songs and musical theater […]