88 Partridges in a Birthday Tree

Busyness is one of those things that I try to avoid writing about.¬† And experiencing. My focus has been more on the 88 keys instead of the qwerty keys.¬† This week I performed a concert with my husband. ¬†Every time we do a concert together it is preceded by intense stressors.¬† How long is long… Continue reading 88 Partridges in a Birthday Tree

Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

One evening earlier this week I was lucky enough to sit down*¬†with Minneapolis tenor Nathan Bird and talk a little bit about the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Nabucco. *Actually, he didn’t really sit down at all as he was tending to our children and getting himself some food before heading out the door… Continue reading Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

Seizing the Moment: A Special Thanks to Jillian

Off to the airport to send Jillian back home to CO. Auba is protesting.

Through circumstances I could not – and would not – have scripted myself, Nathan and I have learned some pretty valuable lessons over the past couple weeks.After our¬†Christmas concerts and¬†prior to last week’s performances, we had decided that a really good idea for future busy performance times would be to line up way more babysitting… Continue reading Seizing the Moment: A Special Thanks to Jillian

Tomorrow. Beauty. Awake.

[originally posted here] Have you ever heard a song that makes your tummy do a little flip just because the music is so lovely? And the pearly tones of the voices meld in a harmony so sweet and warm that you fear for the melting sensation down the back of your spine? Have you ever… Continue reading Tomorrow. Beauty. Awake.