BE A TOAD FOR A CAUSE

“Blatantly Early Attempt To Offer A Deep Feeling of Reward And Chance At Unequaled Self Esteem” That is a very long acronym They said, (whoever they are), that it would be a cold day in hell before we could raise 100 pledges of $25.00 before Giving Tuesday. So we’re...

Maddeningly Peaceful

A quick story about my first trip to Orvieto: Wake up late, barely enough time to get to the airport, forced to pass on “good morning coffee”; not the way any human should have to start a stressful travel day. For many reasons I did not enjoy starting my day like...

Concerto Finale – Trumpetfest 10th Anniversary

It is 9:30 p.m. and the TrumpetFest “Concerto Finale” is about to begin. Martina suggests we wait three or four minutes for latecomers to find seats or find standing positions along the walls of the anteroom. Several trumpet players in the back quietly practice tricky...

The sounds of a small town…

Walking down the Corso to dinner this evening at 7:45 I listened to Orvieto: distant bells chiming the quarter hour – birds – not pigeons, but songbirds, calling to each other insistently at the end of the day. It is the silence in between the sounds that highlights...

New Website!

If you’re reading this post, you’ve already logged on to our new website.  Welcome! We’re excited about our new look, our new options and our new functionality.  Check out our “20th Anniversary” page to see pictures of Orvieto Musica 2013...

Orvieto Musica Presents

Picture a lovely, large ballroom with beautifully upholstered sofas and antique tables, in the heart of Lakeview, Chicago, right on Lakeshore Drive. Last Thursday, October 24, at 11:30 a.m. a young Vietnamese guitarist, An Tran, gave a free recital under the auspices...