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Traveling to Bolivia

10th Festival Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca Americana “Misiones de Chiquitos” Next month I will be traveling for the first time to South America,[read on...]

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Isacco’s Back…

Isacco Columbo is a wonderful musician that I met back in Legnano, Italy when The Rose Ensemble was invited to participate in La Fabbrica del[read on...]

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No trippin’ the Patagonia fantastic…

The Rose Ensemble had to come to a very difficult decision this past Saturday.  On Friday, we had found out that all the domestic flights[read on...]

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Off to Madison, WI

The Rose Ensemble was invited to perform in this year’s Madison Early Music Festival. Created in 2000, the MEMF provides an opportunity for Early Music[read on...]

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Off to Austin, Mora, Franz Liszt and New Hair!

The Rose Ensemble rehearsals are starting back up today – it’s been 3 weeks and I miss my collegues.  I’m also looking forward to a[read on...]

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Rose Ensemble takes engaging turn at American folk hymns, carols

Let’s face it: History lessons aren’t always fun. Too often, an artistic event that strives toward historical accuracy leaves you feeling educated but not really[read on...]

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Concert Report: Rose Ensemble revisits Francis of Assisi’s life and deeds in a splendid program at St. Stanislaus

In an era accustomed to sensory overload, when stage productions are hard put to compete with the technological wizardry available to film makers, it's refreshing[read on...]

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Back from Legnano, Italy

I’m back home.  It’s was kind of a bittersweet tour for me this time.  I loved the Festival, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, singing[read on...]

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The Three ‘C’s – Concert, Convent, & Castle…

What an amazing evening.  We weren’t sure at first how things were going to go.  Our bus was due to leave Legnano at 6:30pm, but[read on...]

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Italy & the Choral Marathons

Day 2 began with a quick breakfast at the hotel.. rather decent, actually. It’s buffet style with scrambled eggs, a selection of breads, croissants, pastry,[read on...]

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Yea! We’re in Italy!

so here’s the scenario…  we land in Newark just in time to miss our flight to Milan… that was Thursday.  Spent most of Friday in[read on...]

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Not in Milan yet…

sigh….  We were delayed in Minneapolis due to weather on the East Coast.  Delayed 2-1/2 hours.  Sadly, we were on a Northwest flight and had[read on...]

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Back to Legnano, Italy

For an unprecedented return engagement, The Rose Ensemble has been invited back to participate in the “La Fabbrica del Canto”, an international choral festival that[read on...]

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Spring has sprung, finally…

April Showers have begun to fall and the lawn is developing this beautiful emerald color, trees are beginning to pop and the buds on my[read on...]

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Back Home from France, sigh…

The last of the summer European tours is behind us. The Rose Ensemble headed out to Paris and Tours for a whirlwind 4 days in[read on...]

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Ah Paris!

Well, our last European tour of the summer is rapidly approaching.  On September 12th The Rose Ensemble will board a plane and fly to Paris[read on...]

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Home Again

A wonderful three weeks in France has come and gone and we have so many great memories from this tour.  It’s hard to describe the[read on...]

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Vaison la Romaine

This is just stunning.  After an 8 hour drive from Autun thru ever changing landscape and vast vineyards and a brief stop in Cluny, we [read on...]

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Market Day and Food Comas

It’s Wednesday, and that means Market Day in Autun. After coffee with my friend Ginna, I wandered over to see what was for sale. Every[read on...]

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Brion

Welcome to Brion, France.  A small village with an estimated population of about 200 in the Morvan outside of Autun.  The Rose Ensemble had an[read on...]

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