Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Aboriginal performance, Sydney 

Zulu village, South Africa

June 29, 2019

June 27, 2019, Athens, Greece — We rehearsed almost all day at the hotel and then at the venue where we will perform on Saturday, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in the adjacent port city of Piraeus. Niarchos was a famous Greek shipping mogul — alongsid...

June 29, 2019

June 26, 2019, Athens, Greece — Before a mid-afternoon rehearsal, we sightsaw, visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. I would advise all of you to plan your visit for the off-off season, it was that crowded. Except if there was a chance of rain (or even snow)...

June 26, 2019

The owl, sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom, 

for whom the city is named

June 26, 2019, Athens, Greece — The pre-concert-tour tour is over. The rest of the singers (and a few companions) flew in yesterday, and we had our first rehearsal within a half-hour of their arriv...

June 26, 2019

​June 24, 2019, Metéora, Greece — Other than our national parks in the Southwest, these are the most spectacular rocks I’ve ever seen. Conglomerates of granite and limestone, they are pockmarked with caves, like those below, that attracted 10th-century hermits who need...

June 25, 2019

ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

​June 23, 2019, Delphi, Greece — Remind me to travel only to places I can fly to direct, non-stop, from Boston. I was only 2 hours late getting to Newark for my connection to Athens, where I rendezvoused with 21 other YACste...

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019, West Newbury, Massachusetts — Horoscopicly speaking, I am a Cancer, though I’ve never thought I fit the bill: ‘Cancer is a sign that loves two things, home and water. Enjoying your home comforts shouldn’t stop you jetting off to new destinations though....

June 16, 2019

‘ One’s destination is never a place

      but a new way of seeing things. ’ 

                               ~ Henry Miller

June 16, 2019, West Newbury, MA — My only quibble with th...

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