Moby-Dick the Opera, Part 1

It was definitely worth the trip. The world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick last night at the Dallas Opera was a stunning operatic experience that I will always remember. Moments after the chandelier at the Winspear Opera House has retracted into the ceiling...

Winspear Opera House

The Dallas Opera moved into its new home at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House last fall. The building, which is part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, still has that new-building smell (the NYU Abu Dhabi downtown campus building has it too). It’s...

Whaling in Dallas

I’m feeling very twenty-first century at the moment, even though part of my mind is firmly rooted in the nineteenth. That’s because I’m typing this post on an iPad at an altitude of about 32,000 feet, connected to wi-fi on an American Airlines flight...

Fibonacci Heavy Metal

I’ve been asking the candidates who attended one of NYUAD’s weekend visits to suggest pieces of music to help me globalize my iTunes playlists. This suggestion, from Nacif Taousse is so cool that I had to give it a post of its own. The YouTube video below...
Globalize My Playlist

Globalize My Playlist

One of the things that I have loved about attending the Candidate Weekends at NYU Abu Dhabi is hearing about all the different kinds of music that the candidates have on their iPods. So I’m asking for help from those of you who have attended one of the weekends:...