Friday Nerdy Music Links: Three Rivers Edition!

Happy Friday, music nerds! Today’s edition of Friday Nerdy Music Links will be brief, because Miss Music Nerd has been running herself ragged this week working on a project to be announced at a later date. (Part of my extramusical … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: What’s With the Frogs?

Happy Friday, music nerds! In today’s nerdy music links, we go from the sublime to the ridiculous (but what else is new?), celebrating Chopin, the Monkees, and the best way to learn about Opera! Let’s leap right in! Where in … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: Mardi Gras, Lent, & Elephants, Yeah!

Happy Friday, music nerds! It’s been a quiet week at Music Nerd Central, as McDoc and I both needed a little R’n’R after our respective travels. There was no gallivanting in the streets for us this Mardi Gras, though we … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: What I Really Do!

Happy Friday, music nerds! I’m back in Boston, recovering from a wee bit of jet lag, and gearing up to tackle my annual “I’ll do that after the GRAMMYs” to-do list! As you’ll know if you’ve been anywhere near my … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: West Coast Edition!

Greetings from L.A., music nerds! GRAMMY Week is in full swing, and I’m already regretting my shoe choice… the Staples Center/L.A. Convention Center complex covers a wide area! Did you know that you can see some of what I’m seeing … Continue reading

Mandolin Power! And other Unexpected Delights

On Friday, January 27, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (a.k.a. BMOP) presented Strange Bedfellows: Unexpected Concertos, showcasing instruments don’t get to be concerto soloists as often as their ubiquitous cousins, like violin or piano. Here, the spotlight was on viola, … Continue reading

The Sky’s the Limit: Eliesha Nelson’s Viola Odyssey

GRAMMY®-nominated violist Eliesha Nelson has a lot going on these days. In addition to playing viola in the Cleveland Orchestra, she has embarked on a project of finding and recording worthy yet neglected works for her worthy yet often neglected … Continue reading