The music still rings …

I remember this feeling… The morning after opening night of the MCCMF, my body still vibrates with motives of the previous night. In this case, Brahms’ opus 111 string quintet. The sixteenth note/quarter repeated rhythmic pattern seems to have infected every aspect of my being this early Sunday morning, and it love averything about it!…

Are We There Yet?

“Better than the deed, better than the memory … ANTICIPATION!” I know from experience that this timeless quote from expert pinsman, “Jacques”, just ain’t true. At least when I’m talking about the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF). I offer this humble “Artistic Director’s Journal”, as a record of all the beloved moments from my…

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Love’s Labour Found …

The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF) is special. It’s, well … different. The MCCMF musicians are special. They’re …. yeah, different. Sure, five of us solo on Grammy nominated albums. Oh yeah, one of us has an album on Grammophone Magazine’s “Top Ten of the Year” list. ALL our performers are world-class players. But…

A FestivALL for the Rest of ALL…

Sorry, George Costanza, for the crude paraphrase, but I tend to get a bit giddy this time of year. You see, starting every second Saturday of August, is a musical event that has captivated audience members of Northwest Indiana for 13 years. The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival. I’ll be checking in over the next…