Marge's News

 

Well, it's been quite a season thus far! 

 

The BALM SQUAD (a network of people spreading the word about my Balm in Gilead CD) continues to grow.  Your support has been fantastic.  Many thanks!  New endorsements, contacts, ideas for potential projects and collaborations are streaming in every day.

 

I did a tour of Alaska -- Fairbanks and the Denali National Forest area -- with long-time collaborator DAVID CANGELOSI (www.davidcangelosi.com), tenor with the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Great chemistry, stunning venues -- it just gets better and better.  And what a beautiful place to work -- nothing like going white-water rafting in the afternoon, drying off, warming up and then performing to packed houses in the evening.

 

Thanks to gracious hosts Tom and Debbie Gross, and Cassandra Tilly, all of Opera Fairbanks (www.operafairbanks.org), and Kris Capps of Denali.

Saw my first caribou, but alas, no moose (www.moose.com). 

Did eat moussaka at a banquet though -- if it included real moose, I don't want to know.

 

 

coming up

Some exciting new collaborations with:

 

  • Author/songwriter/playwright
    JOHN MAXWELL TAYLOR
  • Composer LARRY KASS and "show doctor" RON NEWELL
  • CLIFFSIDE ARTISTS COLLABORATIVE
  • THE MIGHTY WURLITZER RADIO HOUR
  • SHALOM NAUTICO retreat center
  • Guitarist/Composer BRIAN HENKE

 

and annual collaborations with:

  • WILLOUGHBY FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION (judge for scholarship competition)
  • MAGICAL THEATRE (Music Director for summer musical theater workshop)

 

MORE NEWS TO REPORT -- 

 

Great gigs with fiddler ED CANER at his wonderful venue in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (www.cvnpa.org/Events)

 

and with Klezmer violinist STEVEN GREENMAN (www.stevengreenman.com)

 -- we wowed 'em on St. Patrick's Day.   "Green-man" --- I mean, who better to hire?

 

Performances for the American Holistic Medical Association (www.holisticmedicine.org)

 

Fun, new collaborations at the Hermit Club.

 

More commissioned, customized orchestrations - wonderful to hear original writing come to life!

 

And to hear it on the radio too --

    To celebrate Opening Day of Baseball Season (April 5), my work for harpsichord "DOUBLES: VARIATIONS AND A THEME REVEALED"

    ('Addo mihi siccu ut Ballgame'/TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME)was broadcast on WFMT/Chicago (98.7 FM), WGUC/Cincinnati (90.9 FM), and WOSU/Columbus (89.7) --  THREE RADIO SHOWS IN ONE DAY --  A TRIPLE PLAY! --

 

    It will also air on KDFC/San Francisco (102.1 FM) and American Public Media (syndicated) --     I'll keep you posted!

 

 

 

And...we're cooking up great things to come -- WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS!!