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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.

Chopin Competition Results and Stats

Published on October 21, 2010

The Winner! Name: Chaoyin CaiAge: 27Teacher:  Christopher TaylorSchool:  UW-Madison School of Music    Degree:  DMA 2012         Etude:  Op. 25 No. 6Second Piece:  Polonaise Fantaisie, Op. 61 Grand Prize:  a 2011 recital at Symphony Space in New York and a weeklong trip to Poland for an international debut recital in Warsaw Honorable Mention:    […]


Questions I was often asked included “how did you choose who is performing” and “why did you decide on what is being performed?” The answer to these questions is, of course, all that is involved in the art of curating – making interesting choices as to artists and repertoire and then building a project – be it a series or a festival or a whole season, or in the case of Wall to Wall, a daylong marathon.


Stories from Behind the Wall: Sergei Slonimsky

Published on April 27, 2010

I first met Sergei Slonimsky last August during my cultural research fellowship in St. Petersburg supported by the Likhachev Foundation. If his name sounds familiar, he is the nephew of the “Lexicon of Musical Invective” Nicholas Slonimsky. How perfect that the Likhachev offered these fellowships just as I was beginning to plan for the 2010 […]