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Connections & Vulnerability: A Note from Michael Sakir

From Michael Sakir | Music Director: I grew up without any emotional connection to the United States Armed Forces. I was born on the “Left Coast” to two Baby Boomer hippies. I attended a small liberal arts college in the 2000s where we protested the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I lived most of my life detached from and even slightly distrustful of the military. That is, until very recently when this perspective was challenged in a rather unexpected way.  ... Read More
Posted by Jillian Barron at Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Part 2

By Music Director Ben Makino Get a sneak peek into Ben's summer in this latter half of his two part post,  How I Spent My Summer Vacation . Missed the first part? Check it out here . In between all of these small and large projects I managed to get some reading done, perhaps most notably the recent Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford. After reading Robert Gutman’s Mozart: A Cultural Biography a year ago, I wanted to dedicate more time to learning about the... Read More
at Friday, October 23, 2015
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How I I Spent My Summer Vacation, Part 1

By Music Director Ben Makino Get a sneak peek into Ben's summer in this two part post, How I Spent My Summer Vacation . The time from June 1 and August 1 this year, the interval I am officially away from Opera Memphis, was a period filled with various activities, some mundane and many musical. It came immediately on the heels of a trip to Japan that Sarah and I took, meeting my father on our arrival in Tokyo. My brother has lived there for (I think) ten years now and was recently... Read More
at Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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