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daily kaddish: Laura Nelson

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Today’s kaddish is again for college friend Laura J Nelson, ’85, whose funeral will be this weekend. All I know, still, is that her obituary reported that she had died peacefully in her sleep. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Laura Nelson

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Laura was radiant. Everyone who knew her even slightly would agree. May she rest in peace; may her smile light up the eyes of the angels as it did so many of ours. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: rituals backstage—a kaddish for cynicism

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Live performance together is a privilege for us performers. Don’t let anyone’s exhausted cynicism about the indeed-challenging business of the performing arts tell you otherwise. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Bradley’s mom

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My friend Bradley lost her mom this spring, and today she shared a touching picture of her mom on Facebook. I was thinking about her tonight while recording the daily kaddish. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for isabel

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Today’s Kaddish is for my friend Maria’s daughter, Isabel, who died on Tuesday. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: backstage

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Another workaday “Kaddish” from backstage at the dance theater. You’ll hear some dancers discussing how it sounds like the beginning of the “Rite of Spring” near the beginning of the recording. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Sheila Synder

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I guess it’s appropriate that this is a real “workman’s kaddish”—nothing fancy or great, just another day on the job with a horn player—because it’s a Kaddish for a former colleague of mine, Sheila Snyder. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: from the dressing room

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Today’s “Kaddish” recording is the first in a series made in the dressing room before our rehearsals and performances—a slice of life backstage. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: muted backstage at the opera

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Tonight’s Kaddish is played entirely on muted horn, since I recorded it using my iPhone in a far too live exit foyer backstage at the opera. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: backstage at the opera

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I recorded tonight’s Kaddish between acts of La Traviata. . I was recording with iTalk on my iPhone, which has no input level controls, so I had to play pianissimo to minimize the distortion from high input levels. Continue reading

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