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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”

Winter Songs & Carols: Susan Hatt Johnson

This post was written in preparation for our December 2015 Winter Songs & Carols program. Winter Songs & Carols will be Manitou Winds’ first-ever concert — one they hope to make an annual tradition in Northern Michigan. It’s a concert in exploration of the… Continue Reading “Winter Songs & Carols: Susan Hatt Johnson”

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.

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”

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”