Soprano Hope Foye

  The Politics of Music. Around 2008, I met an attractive, diminutive woman around 86 years of age that captured my attention. See brief bio https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4406619/bio. I was honored to present Soprano Hope Foye in numerous performances over the next five years.

POLITICS of MUSIC concert scheduled June 29, 2020, has been cancelled due to current health crisis

  POLITICS of MUSIC concert scheduled June 29, 2020, Music Centers’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, has been cancelled due to current health crisis. When more is known, an alternate date will be offered to featured Metropolitan soprano Latonia Moore. Violinist Annelle Kazumi Gregory and collaborative pianist James Lent were scheduled to open the 2nd half…

Greetings and Happy Passover

Greetings and Happy Passover to Jewish friends with interfaith respect. As a practicing Catholic, I recently attended mass at the iconic Lady of Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles. My seat was near an African American gentleman who sang in the choir and came up front to lead the congregation in an opening song. He was…

Roy Harris 5th Symphony

American composer Roy Harris Symphony ‘1933’ was the 1st commercially recorded symphony in the United States. Roy Harris 5th Symphony was commissioned by the Boston Symphony conductor Serge Koussevitzky, a close friend of Dmitri Shostakovich. Roy Harris dedicated his 5th Symphony to the Russian soldiers who were our allies during WWII. The work premiered Feb…

Israel Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Ambassador Ido Aharoni serves as a global distinguished professor at New York University’s School of International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Ambassador Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign service, a public diplomacy specialist, founder of the Brand Israel program and a well-known nation branding practitioner. Ambassador Aharoni, who served as…