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Monthly Archives: March 2014

A WEEKEND IN DC, PART 2

3/22/14

And so it came to pass that 52 musicians and 35 singing actors, the vast majority of whom were not even born when Songs for a New World debuted in 1995, convened on the stage of the auditorium at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD to perform an explosive and emotional concert of the music from my first show, and I got to stand on stage with them. Rolando and Kristofer Sanz began Young Artists of America three years ago, bringing together the finest young musicians and actors in the Washington DC corridor, and by the time they reachedRead More »

A WEEKEND IN DC, PART 1

3/13/14

I headed out on the Acela yesterday, leaving my beloved Bridges of Madison County (which can run perfectly well without me being anywhere near it) so I could spend a week in the Washington DC area teaching and working with young actors and musicians. The main event is Saturday and Sunday’s concerts of Songs for a New World featuring the YAA orchestra, fifty musicians strong, as well as a host of local singers, both student and professional.  I get to conduct, play piano, maybe sing a little, but mostly revel in the sound these amazing young musicians make when theyRead More »