Tag Archives: Jordi Savall

Digging out from under

People have asked me about my “vacation,” and I feel like saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” or “I need to come back to work to relax!” In a nutshell, during my 30 nights away from Hawaii: At … Continue reading

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BEMF: Boston Marathon

I am here in Boston at the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) and so far in three days I have seen two Monteverdi operas, heard two concerts and been to the Church of the Advent for their Sunday service. But … Continue reading

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Plan B, revisited

As organists, we always have to be prepared with a Plan B, in case Plan A doesn’t pan out. I  have written about arriving at the church and having to make last-minute substitutions of stops for when a note is … Continue reading

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Hypnotized by Hesperion XXI

If you click here, you’ll hear some of the hypnotic music we heard yesterday at the concert by Hesperion XXI, conducted by Jordi Savall. I was absolutely mesmerized by this early music from Istanbul — music from the Ottoman, Sephardic, … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon

In a couple of days, we’ll be heading for Boston where we will be attending the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF), which for us is the Boston Marathon! This is the premier festival for early music junkies (like ourselves), which The … Continue reading

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Sharing BEMF with the world

We have been so fortunate to be at the Boston Early Music Festival — it is presented in odd-numbered years and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to hear the best of the best in early music. … Continue reading

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Six concerts in one day!

Today at the Boston Early Music Festival I signed up to go to an organ mini-festival at Wellesley College. We have not gotten back to Newton Centre until after 11 pm for three nights in a row now so getting … Continue reading

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