After months of simple rehearsals, Bill Reyer and I gave our Palm Sunday vocal program, an evening of favorite songs, selected and performed by Bill, while I collaborated on the piano. Bill created a clever and thoughtful program, one that used Broadway standards, Hank Williams tunes, and traditional spirituals to tell a story, or deliver a message. These selections gave me the opportunity to devise my own accompaniments, which was a lot of fun. It turns out that I can play "
Joan and I would like to thank the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Kenton Ohio, for inviting Joan to present a solo organ recital earlier this spring. Joan played on an historic Hook & Hastings Organ, one that has been in continuous use since its installation in 1886. On the program were pieces by Antonio de Cabezon, William Walond and Louis-Claude Daquin, in addition to modern-era composers Jean Langlais, Samuel Barber and Paul Manz. Joan also presented two o
Liesl and John Hunnemann (both Berg grads,) Mark and Bob Applebaum, Joan and Doug Well, it took about 17 years of dreaming, but it finally happened. Heidelberg University welcomed Dr. Mark Applebaum, the "Mad Scientist" of Music to its campus on March 23-24, 2017, as part of our continuing New Music program. For two wonderful days, Mark and I could be colleagues again. What a gift for Joan and I, who remember him and his wife Joan so fondly from our days in Mississippi. And w