Love Story for Guitar and Cello

One evening in June, during a break in rehearsal, Guitar turned to me and asked "Are you free early Sept for a gig? It's a wedding and I thought a guitar and cello duo would be great!" I was free, so I agreed, "Send me the music". After a few weeks, the music arrived. Looking …

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The Great Indoors…and The First Outdoor Concert of 2021

Approximately 2 weeks after the entire quartet was vaccinated, we started to meet again. This coincided with the arrival of spring 2021 which turned out to be a rather wet one. Fortunately, we were now able to meet indoors and we've been doing so almost continuously every weekend since March. We were starved of the …

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Backyard Quartet

About 3 months ago, 2 of the 3 other members of our quartet contacted me suggesting we get together to play. We had all been desperately wanting to get back to our usual schedule of playing almost every weekend. In the summer, pandemic restrictions had been cautiously eased, with masks and social distancing still required …

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Dutch Treat

The so-called Dutch Golden Age spanned the 17th century when the Netherlands was a dominant global force in trade, culture, science, business, literature, philosophy, military matters, and exploration. Rembrandt van Rijn was a leading artistic figure of the era (as was Johannes Vermeer of Delft, one of my favorite painters). On the 350th year after …

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