Tag: Classical Music

Woodwind Gourmet: Haydn’s Cherry-Almond Tart

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: Haydn’s Cherry-Almond Tart”

Woodwind Gourmet: Bach’s Bread & Biersuppe

My fascination with composers’ eating habits began innocently enough in my undergraduate years.  Between long stints in the practice room, I would sit in the music building break room where I would invariably find myself in the company of many of my classmates. We… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Bach’s Bread & Biersuppe”

2015 Traverse City Film Festival

In July, Manitou Winds was selected from among a large pool of talented musicians to participate in the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival! Musicians from across Northern Michigan — and all across the country — were invited to submit videos and samples for consideration… Continue Reading “2015 Traverse City Film Festival”

Thank You, Stormcloud!

The members Manitou Winds had their premier performance at Frankfort’s Stormcloud Brewing Company on Saturday, July 11th.  Performing on the beautiful patio at the brewery, the ensemble had a very receptive audience who were also enjoying the brewery’s tasty offerings. If you weren’t able… Continue Reading “Thank You, Stormcloud!”

Manitou Winds at Stormcloud Brewing Company

Manitou Winds’ July 11th performance at Stormcloud Brewing Company is part of a special series to promote the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra’s concerts for the 2015 season. Jason McKinney and Laura Hood perform regularly with the symphony and invite you to attend the upcoming… Continue Reading “Manitou Winds at Stormcloud Brewing Company”

Woodwind Gourmet: Irish Coffee

“Frederick the Great [1712-1786] used to make his own coffee, with much to-do and fuss. For water he used champagne. Then, to make the flavor stronger, he stirred in powdered mustard. Now to me it seems improbable that Frederick truly liked his brew. I… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Irish Coffee”

Woodwind Gourmet: Tiramisu

“Every morning I have to write, correct, and score till one o’clock, when I go to Scheidel’s coffeehouse in Kaufinger Gasse, where I know each face by heart and find the same people every day in the same position: two playing chess, three looking… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Tiramisu”

Woodwind Gourmet: Pan-Fried Chicken with Red-Eye Gravy

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was known to burn the midnight oil, feverishly scribbling out brilliance by candlelight. Responsible for creating reams of new, original music for very prominent performances for myriad occasions throughout the year, he may have felt his life was a long… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Pan-Fried Chicken with Red-Eye Gravy”

Orange-Almond Scones

“I always knew it helped to be both fruity and nutty if you wanted to be an oboist, but it never occurred to me to take those two elements outside of the practice room and bring them into the kitchen (another of my favorite… Continue Reading “Orange-Almond Scones”

Woodwind Gourmet: Spicy Orange-Glazed Chicken with Almond Rice

“I always knew it helped to be both fruity and nutty if you wanted to be an oboist, but it never occurred to me to take those two elements outside of the practice room and bring them into the kitchen (another of my favorite… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Spicy Orange-Glazed Chicken with Almond Rice”