Things I've written about music.

Feature articles

"Wolfie Goes to Hollywood: Finding the Magic in Mozart with Nicholas McGegan and Martin Chalifour"

Classical Post, September 2022

"Behind the Score: Shostakovich, Oistrakh and the Ukraine Connection"

Minnesota Orchestra, April 2022

"John Adams through the Looking Glass"

Cleveland Orchestra, February 2022

"Artists in Exile: Paul Hindemith and Max Beckmann"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 2016

"Returning a Museum Treasure to the Limelight for Bach's Goldberg Variations"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2014

"Hokusai and Debussy's Evocations of the Sea"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2014

Program essays & notes

John Adams, El Niño

Cleveland Orchestra, November 2022

Jörg Widmann, Viola Concerto

Cleveland Orchestra, October 2022

Friedrich Gulda, Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra, July 2022

Benjamin Britten, Suite from The Prince of the Pagodas

Cleveland Orchestra, April 2022

Benjamin Britten, Suite on English Folk Tunes, "A time there was ..."

Cleveland Orchestra, March 2022

"When Poetry Sings, and Composer Becomes Poet"

Cleveland Orchestra, March 2022

Molière / Jean-Baptiste Lully, Le Bouregois Gentilhomme

Lincoln Center Festival, July 2016

Season brochures

The Oregon Symphony's 2022/23 Season

Wrote all front matter and program copy for three classical subscription series.

Artist interviews

"Clarinetist Jon Manasse Prepares Bartók and Brahms for Upcoming St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble Series"

Feast of Music, April 2013

Concert reviews

"Awe-Inspiring Reverence: The Arvo Pärt Project at Carnegie Hall"

Feast of Music, June 2014

"Gun-Brit Barkman and Vienna State Opera Redefine Salome"

Feast of Music, March 2014

Odds & ends

"5 WorksThat Continue to Fuel My Love for the Clarinet"

Self-published on Medium, October 2021 (inspired by the New York Times' "5 Minutes" series)

"RIP, Claudio Abbado (1933–2014)"

Feast of Music, January 2014