“I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing.”
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
“Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.”
“Music is a performance and needs the audience.”
“Love is a friendship set to music.”
“I see music as fluid architecture.”
“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.”
“All music is beautiful.”
“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
“It’s never too late to do anything new when it comes to music.”
“I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing .”
The Latest from Diane Jones
Well, Earth Rise had it's world premiere! Many thanks to Trio Casals and the Tannery Pond Center for a marvelous concert. And the audience was incredibly warm and welcoming! I can't wait for the Carnegie Hall CD Release concert - and another trip into the recording studios!
Next on the agenda is the official premiere of my score for "The Doll," commissioned and presented by the Syracuse International Film Festival. In addition to the screening, they have generously invited me to speak before the premiere, and to participate in the roundtable discussion on Saturday morning at the festival. This has been a big lift for me, but I know we'll hear a great performance from some outstanding musicians.
The excitement doesn't stop there, either. Feminine Fusion, my weekly program highlighting the achievements of women in classical music, has been picked up for broadcast by stations from New York to Florida, and now all the way to the Pacific, with 2 stations in Oregon now carrying the show! Finding and sharing music composed and performed by so many talented women is awesome and humbling, and I learn something new with every episode. It airs on my home station, WCNY-FM, every Saturday evening at 6:00pm Eastern, and is repeated on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm Eastern. If you'd like your local station to carry it, they can contact me on the Feminine Fusion webpage here.
Rehearsals are well underway with Samba Laranja and the Central New York Flute Choir , and it looks like we've got some great music to share. And once again I'll be producing the supertitles for the Syracuse Opera Company. I'm also working on the program notes for the full season with the Chamber Music Society of Utica , so you know I'll be keeping busy! I'll keep the performances page updated on this website, and you can watch the Pet Dragon Music Facebook page for more information as well.
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