“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
The premiere of the live musical score for "The Doll," commissioned and presented by the Syracuse International Film Festival, was a rousing success! It was also fun and exciting to be part of the filmmakers' roundtable discussion during the festival as well. I met some amazing and talented filmmakers, and it looks like there may be even more film scoring in the future.
The next big performance is when Trio Casals has their Carnegie Hall CD Release concert in New York City in February. "Earth Rise" will be on that concert, and shortly afterward we'll be heading back into the recording studio for our next collaboration! And between the Carnegie Hall concert and the recording session is another performance of "Caged" for percussion ensemble in Albany. Keep your eye on the "Performances" page for all the details.
On the broadcast side of the world, I'll be broadcasting live on Christmas morning, so I'd love for you to tune in. I'll also be hosting during our annual Travel Auc television broadcast over the last two weekends in January - always exciting and exhausting! And I'm so thrilled that Feminine Fusion, my weekly program highlighting the achievements of women in classical music, has been picked up for broadcast by nearly a dozen 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.
Finally, on the performance front, the Samba Laranja Fall Concert was a rousing success, and next I have several holiday performances coming up with the Central New York Flute Choir . I'll be producing the supertitles for the rest of the season with Syracuse Opera Company, and I'm also working on the program notes for the Chamber Music Society of Utica . I'll keep the performances page updated on this website, and you can watch the Pet Dragon Music Facebook page for more information as welll.
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