Tag: Classical Music

New Voices: The Art of Collaboration

One of the aspects we enjoy most about putting together one of our seasonal concerts is the opportunity to collaborate with a talented local artist in our area of Northern Michigan. But, what does it mean to “collaborate” with another artist—especially when you work in a completely different medium?

Our Virtual Potluck: Part V

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! What better way to celebrate the swirling of snow and the chill outdoors than… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part V”

Our Virtual Potluck: Part IV

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! The silverware and napkins are over there by the plates. You might as well… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part IV”

Our Virtual Potluck: Part III

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! The table is filling up… it’s already starting to smell great in here. Did… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part III”

Our Virtual Potluck: Part II

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! You can put your coat over there and head over to warm yourself by… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part II”

Our Virtual Potluck: Part I

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! Welcome! I’m so glad you could come. I think I hear our first guest… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part I”

Winter Songs & Carols: A Magical Evening

Manitou Winds’ premiere concert, Winter Songs & Carols, was a splendid event! We were delighted to share our music with so many of our friends, colleagues, Facebook fans — and even some new faces! We are grateful for all of your support and enthusiasm… Continue Reading “Winter Songs & Carols: A Magical Evening”

Woodwind Gourmet: Jason’s Müesli

I have always been hesitant to call myself a composer. Looking through scraps of manuscripts saved from my college years and my high school journals, it’s obvious I’ve always aspired to be one. Thankfully, it wasn’t some misguided pursuit of fame or fortune that… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Jason’s Müesli”

Woodwind Gourmet: Jenni’s Tofu Scramble

My fascination with composers’ eating habits began innocently enough in my undergraduate years… now that I’m no longer a student and can study anything I choose, I’ve decided to dust off that quest and go off in search of my favorite composers’ favorite breakfasts!… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Jenni’s Tofu Scramble”

Woodwind Gourmet: Jacques’ Pain Perdu

A composer growing up in Paris while bridging the 19th & 20th centuries probably ate some interesting breakfasts—a mix of gourmet and eating on the cheap. Today’s recipe is an autumn-inspired riff on classic “Pain Perdu” (literally “lost bread”). Dressed down, it’s just stale bread dipped in egg batter and fried up. Dressed up, it’s adorned with exotic spices and rich, complex flavors of fruit and wine.