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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from January, 2009
Isaiah Sheffer

America Reborn?

By Isaiah Sheffer
Published on January 26, 2009

Way back last spring, when we were writing and editing copy for the big Season Brochure, I was charged with creating the titles for the three editions of The Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret that we were planning for the season: one in late October, not long before Election Day; the second in late February, a month after Inauguration Day; and the third in early June.

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Michi Wiancko

An Introduction from Michi

By Michi Wiancko
Published on January 13, 2009

Being asked to write a blog for my upcoming concert has given me a rare opportunity to sit still and reflect. To begin, I’ve decided to write about a question that was posed to me: “How do you balance the different demands of classical repertoire and new work?” This happens to be a question that scrolls through my mind on a daily basis.

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Martha Mooke

An Introduction from Martha

By Martha Mooke
Published on January 12, 2009

Whenever I’m asked about how I balance my life as a traditionally trained violist and being an electric 5-string violist/composer/improviser and clinician, I pause for a moment, because I’ve long since reconciled my various “guises” into one entity. Over the years I’ve encountered some curious looks from orchestral colleagues when I take out my “acoustic” viola with a pickup built into the bridge of the instrument.

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