Caption Contest!

In looking over pictures from recent concerts, we came across some shots of the ridiculous variety. In trying to remember what made us do this or that bizarre thing onstage, we started wondering what you out there in the audience must have thought. And, being fans of...

On audiences here at Garth Newel

Last night was a revelation to me. Herter Hall was packed. PACKED.  Shawn was gleefully pulling out more and more chairs for people, his stentorian “Welcome!” on rapid repeat throughout happy hour.  Ahh, I thought, they must be here for the promise of Chef Josh’s...

On working with composers

The thing that hooked me into new music was my addiction to solving puzzles.  Rapidly oscillating 9ths up and down the keyboard with too small a hand?  Regroup and quickly throw! Passagework which squirrels away from any comfortable hand position?  Sneak some with the...