Entries by Melissa Kalal

Why Do Animals Sing?

Marlene’s Musings March 28, 2022 Why Do Animals Sing? I have wondered about nature’s music ever since my mother pointed out that it is everywhere if you will only listen. […]

WSO – Resilient and Strong!

Marlene’s Musings July 2021 After 17 months of unwelcome hiatus, we are thrilled to be back, stronger than ever, presenting a season of exciting programs. There is mounting pressure to […]

Mahler #1 was Musician’s Choice

Marlene’s Musings April 26, 2020 Hello WSO Family! Today would have been our Mahler #1 performance – this season’s Musicians’ Choice concert. Of all the pieces we have performed over […]

The Golden Age

Marlene’s Musings October 7, 2019 What do all these pieces have in common? Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Kurt Weill/Bertold Brecht: Threepenny Opera Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein: Showboat Copland: Symphony No. 1 […]

An Amazing Season To Come!

Marlene’s Musings September 12, 2018 I am studying like a fiend, preparing for the first concert of our 10th Anniversary Season. When I thought about repertoire to celebrate 10 years, […]

Composing To Save Your Life

Marlene’s Musings April 3, 2018 Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was recognized from an early age as one of Russia’s great composers. He completed his first symphony at 19 and by 26, […]