A stolen Strad is back on stage

A stolen Strad is back on stage

You may have heard Nina Totenberg. She’s a legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio. You may also have heard Roman Totenberg.     He was Nina’s father, and a world-renown violinist and educator. He enjoyed playing the 1734 Ames Stradivarius,...
Sing your heart like Sylvia

Sing your heart like Sylvia

After years of singing with world-famous orchestras and opera companies in the US and Europe, Sylvia McNair faced a turning point. Two stacks of music sat on the piano before her. One, a pile of towering opera roles she needed to master. Next to it, tunes from the...
He brought the Gershwin family to tears

He brought the Gershwin family to tears

Kevin Cole garnered a reputation as a masterful Gershwin interpreter on the piano. So much so that he performed for the Gershwin family and George’s close friends. Kevin says, “About halfway through, I noticed that one by one, they were getting up and leaving the...