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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

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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:    […]

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The final days of my cultural trip to Russia

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Published on September 3, 2009

Monday the 31st of August was, finally, a quieter day, with but two formal meetings, the first with Boris Filanovsky, a mid-career composer and leader in Pro Arte; he is also the center of a group of composers who go by STRESS (Structural Resistance Group), whose mission is, as Boris put it, “to overcome stereotypes […]

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I Played Rimsky Korsakoff’s Piano!

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Published on August 31, 2009

The time here is flying by as every day is full of activities, people, and sights. A group of the fellows went to the Theater and Music Museums with Anna Shulgat serving as our excellent guide. A native of St. Petersburg, she recently completed a graduate degree at SUNY Stony Brook in dramatic arts, and […]

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An Update from St. Petersburg

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Published on August 26, 2009

  Mariinsky Theatre An incredible day. Early morning swim and sauna followed by another sumptuous breakfast with my colleagues, then a walk through town, past the Mariinsky Theater to the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music where I met with four composers who presented their work in a master class-workshop setting; I heard four distinct styles of […]

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Exploring Music in St. Petersburg

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Published on August 25, 2009

After arriving in St. Petersburg yesterday afternoon, after connecting through Helsinki, with its clean, modern airport, I am beginning to see the glories of St. Petersburg. The city, like Venice and Amsterdam, is a city of canals and bridges, and its architectural diversity–reflecting many centuries of urban development and a mix of cultures–is truly spectacular, […]

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What I Might Say About The Goldberg Variations

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Published on April 23, 2009

On January 14, 2008, pianist Jeremy Denk wrote this blog entry about his preparations for his performance of the Goldberg Variations at Wall to Wall Bach last May—which he will reprise on May 7. The Goldberg Variations are (intake of breath, flip of hair, reluctant uprise of gesturing arm) … is there any way out […]

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Robyn Hitchcock on CNN

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Published on April 16, 2009

I was just talking with our production manager a few minutes ago and he mentioned that a video of Robyn Hitchcock’s L.A. performance of “I Often Dream of Trains” was up on CNN’s website. I can safely tell you that while Robyn did perform this show in L.A., the video in question was actually shot […]

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