Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

From My Journal: While the Basses Rehearse - Steve Sano - Stanford Symphonic Chorus

I sketch Steve Sano in my music while the basses rehearse alone
The movement of my pencil, helps me focus on their sound
Stanford Symphonic Chorus Director Steve Sano encourages the sopranos (I sing first soprano) to listen to the basses. We are often singing the same note, except it's an octave apart. It's one of those things we don't always think consciously about, but we like the feel of it - the way the deep voice part vibrates in our brain, as we relax our throats, raise our soft palettes and let the high notes resonate in the roof of our vocal apparatus.

Performance of Poulanc's jazz-infused Gloria, coming up the last weekend in February. Funny how I always appreciate the music more and more as I really learn to sing it!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

From My Journal: Along the East River

Hey Birdie! What's news?
Flying up the East River
Upper East Side NYC

Tuesday, February 2, 2016