The NTNU ShiDa Senior Women's Chorus is preparing for its spring concert. Incoming ShiDa students are being auditioned and outgoing students will soon be performing recitals and juries. My English-language students are in the midst of midterms. Meanwhile, their teacher faces the ongoing task of learning Mandarin.
Oy veh. (<--not Mandarin)
Through it all I'm hearing some truly remarkable music. Helmuth Rilling came to town to conduct a powerful performance of the Brahms German Requiem. Last night I attended the most enchanting Baroque recital I can recall. I've heard some compelling new compositions performed by ensembles large and small.
And I got something to savor from the old New World: the Baltimore Orioles sweep of the Yankees. Yes!