Review from Leipzig

Thanks to the ever-amazing Kurt Oberschäfer, I now have a PDF copy of the review of last Saturday's concert from the Leipziger Volkszeitung (see link below). I also want to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful students from the Detmold Hochschule für Musik for their artistry, professionalism, and great working attitude. It was a pleasure and a privilege … Continue reading Review from Leipzig

A Visit to Mendelssohn’s House

   Imagine our surprise while innocently strolling through Leipzig's shopping district to be confronted with this sign (see photo on left). Now, I was planning to visit the Mendelssohn House, but had no idea that it was only a few blocks from our hotel.   After having conducted several Mendelssohn works with my orchestras the past year (2009 was … Continue reading A Visit to Mendelssohn’s House

Reviews from Paderborn

Hot off the presses, and courtesy of the dynamic Kurt Oberschäfer, here are two reviews from the local newspapers here in Paderborn, Germany. The first one (above) comes from today's Neue Westfälische Paderborner Kreiszeitung. The second review (below) comes from the Paderborner Kultur section of today's Westfälisches Volksblatt. I apologize that these images are not … Continue reading Reviews from Paderborn

Concert in Paderborn

Last night we performed the third in our series of four concerts at the Abdinghofkirche in Paderborn, Germany. Once again we had a large and enthusiastic audience and the church was beautifully decorated inside with tall Christmas trees, a glorious Star of Bethlehem, and a large, lifelike nativity scene (or "Krippe," auf Deutsch). I especially … Continue reading Concert in Paderborn

Concert in Bielefeld Bethel

Last night we played the second of our four "Barocke Trompetengala" concerts in Germany. The performance took place in the Zionskirche in Bielefeld Bethel, Germany which was very beautifully decorated with tall Christmas trees flanking the altar. Despite the cold and snowy weather the church was packed to capacity with a warm, enthusiastic audience. It … Continue reading Concert in Bielefeld Bethel

Review from Lemgo

Courtesy of Pastor Rolf-Joachim Krohn-Grimberghe from St. Nicolai in Lemgo, here is a copy of the review of last Friday's concert from the Lippisches Kultur-Journal in today's Lippische Landes-Zeitung. Noch einmal: Vielen dank, Pfarre Krohn-Grimberghe! Click on the link below to view the PDF copy of the review. Click here to see the Lemgo Review