Category: Music Performance

Watching the Gonzales Cantata

Watching the Gonzales Cantata

This past Sunday the Philadelphia Fringe Festival featured the final of three performances of the Gonzales Cantata, a choral rendition of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. (For pictures of the final performance see my earlier post.) Once you get beyond the bizarre concept (an operatic work with a libretto … Continue reading Watching the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from the Gonzales Cantata

Photos from yesterday's performance of the Gonzales Cantata at the University of Pennsylvania's Rotunda are in my Flickr photostream.¬†For my review, see: "Watching the Gonzales Cantata." Composed and conducted by Melissa Dunphy, the piece is a musical rendition of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. By turns both satirically funny … Continue reading Photos from the Gonzales Cantata

Kat Parsons: Building a Musical Career by Connecting with People

Kat Parsons: Building a Musical Career by Connecting with People

When Variety columnist and blogger Scott Kirsner published his book, "Fans, Friends, and Followers," he sent a request to other writers to document additional tales of how creative artists are using innovative methods to develop a fan base and establish a sustainable career. When I received Kirsner's request, the first person who came to mind … Continue reading Kat Parsons: Building a Musical Career by Connecting with People