Monday Night Miscellany

– Cellist David Finckel blogs about his “Bohemian Immersion”. Even if you are not a cellist, you can learn from his Cello Talks.

– Nice to see a picture of Jean Kopperud in the NY Times review about June in Buffalo. Check out a video of a David Felder piece from last year’s festival here.

– Daron Hagen now writes for Huff Post.

– Promised update on 21st Century Consort CD: it is sounding better and better, I will go back to the studio for a little more clean-up of a very few stray noises and imperfect edits tomorrow night – then some hum removal, then mixing… getting closer…

So where’s Meryl?

Yes, Meryl Streep was at the American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial week before last, being inducted as an honorary member. But somehow she didn’t get into the following pictures, so you will have to be satisfied with a bunch of composers.

L to R: James Primosch, Steven Stucky, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Pierre Jalbert, Shulamit Ran, Daniel Asia, David Felder, Barbara Petersen of BMI

L to R: David Felder, Daniel Asia, James Primosch

New music trivia buffs will have noted that all the composers in these pictures are published by the Theodore Presser Company – so thank you to Judith Ilika, head of promotion at Presser, for wielding the camera.