Arvo Pärt at St. Vladimir’s Seminary – From my Musical Diaries Courtesy of Sacred Arts Initiative @ SVOTS on Vimeo.
CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S “LITURGY” AT THE COLBURN
The Colburn is one of LA’s greatest treasures. A performing arts school located kitty-corner to Disney Hall, the Colburn draws the crème-de-la-crème of aspiring pianists, violinists, oboeists and all other manner of other up-and-coming musicians and dancers. Many of us can’t afford tickets to, say the opera, ballet, or Master Chorale. No matter your budget, […]
COMPOSER ARVO PÄRT: LOVE FOR EVERY NOTE
I once spent a month at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California. At the time, the cabins had no electricity. We rose and slept by the sun, wrote on rickety manual typewriters and read by kerosene lamps. Three weeks in, steeped in solitude and silence, I finally turned on the battery-powered radio to […]