Happy birthday Eileen Farrell!
Eileen Farrell (February 13, 1920 – March 23, 2002) was an American soprano known for her long career in both classical and popular music. Farrell began her career as a member of the CBS chorus and soon went on to star in her own program, Eileen Farrell Sings, on which she sang classical and popular music for several years. She then began a career in opera, which included five seasons with the Metropolitan Opera. Released by Columbia, her popular music albums include I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues, Here I Go Again, This Fling Called Love and Together with Love.
Watch these adorable students in Cambodia try to say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". It's a pretty bodacious attempt at the most superfluous part of our lexicon. As Michael Scott once said on The Office, "Who knows how words are formed?"
Okay, I have to leave now because I'm getting PTSD flashbacks to my days in ESL. Bye.
As President of The Juilliard School, Dr. Joseph Polisi is a twenty-first century visionary poised at the helm of a world-renowned performing arts institution; he is a fierce proponent of the arts, an author, a teacher, and a performer.
Notes On The Road recently had a rare and fortuitous opportunity to chat with lyric soprano Amy Burton, a star of the operatic scene and member of the esteemed voice faculty at Mannes College.
Notes on the Road asked New York City Opera flutist and uber-chess officionado, John McMurtery, to talk to us about his passion for the infamous 64-squares.
John weighed in with remarkable insights on what continually drives him to step up his game, what training methods he finds most effective, and which slippery tips and tricks to watch out for from a brand-new kind of opponent.