Dec 18, 2013
Oh dear … where do I begin? There’s so much out there that I like! I love opera (Verdi, Puccini, even Rossini), renaissance and baroque music, jazz (Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee), Mahler, organ music, a good dose of new music, Maria Callas, Requiems in general, Poulenc, world music (especially African and Arabic music), pretty much anything by Tafelmusik, and French singers Aznavour, Montand, Brassens, and arrrgghhh … Jacques Brel.
Dec 6, 2012
Francine Labelle, soprano
I should have been a cello player. Tonight’s first performance of the French Baroque Christmas series reminded me that I need to go through my closet and find the comfiest shoes in my extensive collection. Indeed, we get to stand on our feet for a long time in this concert. That’s why I envy all cellists. Mind you, I don’t have to buy an extra seat for my instrument when I travel; so, the quest for comfortable footwear continues.