Tour diaries

November 13, 2011

Edits and albums at altitude

Hi fans and friends! Writing this on a plane to Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport, a hub we’ll see probably a dozen times in the next three-five months. This time around it’s for a concert in Waco, Texas. We’ve had a lovely visit to the beautiful State of New Mexico with concerts and workshops in Portales at […]

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June 28, 2011

Notatar for “Notatar for eit rekviem”

Greetings for Larvik, Norway! A little post-mortem (literally) about our premiere tonight of “Notatar for eit Rekviem” (Notes for a Requiem).  In short, it’s a stage adaptation of  Odd Klippenvåg ‘s novel about Don Carlo Gesualdo, the innovative composer and Prince of Venosa most famous for murdering his wife and her lover. While his noble status […]

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June 26, 2011

Norwegian would, traffic permitting

GUEST BLOGGER: ERIKA RAUER (Craig’s wife) The week before leaving New York for Norway, I did an exact count of how many diapers Grace uses on a weekly basis. The number was 49: 7 a day. So, for 11 days, I packed 95 (just to be safe) plus an extra few in the diaper bag. […]

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December 3, 2010

Do you want to hear what I hear?

On Thursday, we embarked on our three week “Christmas” tour. (Technically, our tour was supposed to begin on Wednesday, but high winds conspired against us and our flight was canceled.) At three weeks, our tour will be the LONGEST tour NYP has ever attempted. So, it’s anyone’s guess if we’ll be on speaking terms when […]

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November 7, 2010

Natural, direct and sure

On Friday night, NYP returned to Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, CO.  Not only did it give us a chance to present material from Tudor City, we got to put a lot of new music on its feet: 3 selections by Clemens non Papa (1515-1555) and the madrigalic tour de force “La guerre” by […]

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September 25, 2010

Singing in the rain

This week New York Polyphony gave its first performance in the great north: Minnesota!  For me, it was my first time to the state.  We performed at St. Olaf College, and, no, for all our friends, Rose Nylund was nowhere to be found.  St. Olaf College is actually in Northfield, south of the Twin Cities.  […]

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August 6, 2010

The state of things in Denmark

Thisted, in the Thy region, pronounced “TEA-stul” and “Tü” (clearly…), there are lots of silent consonants here, nine official vowels, and extra letters at the end of the alphabet: æ, å, ø and Ӝ. (I lied about the last one). Our first full day began with a workshop with the church choir of men and […]

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