To all my Finnish friends, the chamber opera I directed, KUUSI JA KATAJA, will be preformed for one evening only at Risto Ryti Sali, Huittinen, at 17:00 on Sunday 11 March 2018. Tickets at the bookshop in town and Ravintola Aitola. After the performance, the composer, Veli-Pekka Bäckman and his brother Markus will perform a Finnish cabaret at a gala dinner at Ravintola Aitola. An event not to be missed!
This has been an amazing year full of ups and downs, travel and teaching, illness and healing and, above all, the faithfulness of God. Thank you to everyone who made my year special and may 2018 be better, beautiful, blessed and successful. Love blessings to my friend and family. You are always on my mind and in my heart. ❤️
I’m in the the Bay Area of San Francisco, preparing for my last Christmas concert by the invitation of my friend and acclaimed pianist Anton Nel. It has been such a wonderful experience and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I wish you, my friends and family from near and far, a blessed Christmas and a successful New Year. Much love ❤️ 🎄💫🎁🙏🏻
My prayer is that cooler, wiser and adult minds will prevail after the inane bravado of the US president at the UN today. Calling other dictators "names" is so puerile and childish that it beggars belief! Trump and Rocket-man" : Two man-children fighting in a sandpit, the outcome of which could usher in the end of the world as we know it.
The notion that we shouldn’t talk about climate change after two huge, devastating hurricanes and with the American West on fire is ridiculous and reprehensible.... When we have big problems, it’s our responsibility to look at the factors at play so we can seek out solutions.