TAKE CARE OF THIS HOUSE: A BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION

Sometimes in my dreams, I imagine a musical heaven (something like the scene in Stairway to Heaven (powellandpressburger) where Rory and I are watching W. A. Mozart conduct his 42nd symphony and all our fellow music lovers are listening intently with us. That longing to hear more of a long-gone composer’s work came true at…

Theater Tickets for $9–You’re Kidding, Right?

The wondrous TDF–to which all retirees 62 years and over have access–has done it again. In addition to half-price Broadway, concert, dance and jazz tickets, this site offers a long list of Off-Off-Broadway productions for $9 each. Here are some of their offers: For Tom Stoppard fans, you can see Dogg’s Hamlet; Cahoot’s Macbeth at…

Shopping for a Quartet

We have recently come out of mourning for the retired Guarneri Quartet and are in the market for a new favorite. In support of our search, we attended a concert of the Hagen Quartet (three Hagens and a Schmidt)–not so new–they’ve been playing together for 30 years in Austria–but new to us. They were great…