Fanfare Magazine: “Stumacher in each of the meditative works heard in this recital evidences an understanding of the internal construction of the piece. His touch is sensitive, his phrases well-shaped, and the loving care he places on each piece is as though it is something to be savored, such as a delicate morsel or a fine wine…
“Never doubt the power of a small group of dedicated, committed citizens to change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead
THURSDAY JAN 14: Wheels up from Boston, one day after a classic Nor-easter in New England — 16 inches of snow has been nicely plowed prior to our transfer to Logan Airport, and the flight is on time.
For three days in August, a diverse group of writers met at the Sonad Glen Brook workshop in Marlborough, NH. The authors group focused on fiction, with a particular emphasis on ‘writing the other’: taking the imaginative leap outside one’s own experience.
SONAD WORKSHOPS use participatory arts projects to build community across lines of difference.
A cello donated to Sonad by luthier Douglas Cox of West Brattleboro, VT is enroute to Sdiq Aziz in Iraq.
FEB 22 : Off to Jerusalem; Happy 200th Birthday, Frederic Chopin!
Leaving in the nick of time, Kathy Stu and I beat the week of the horrendous week-long New England “wintry mix” by one day.
Emmy Award winning Peter Rosen’s PBS documentary film “Playing for Peace”, seen by over four million viewers.