Laura Soto-Bayomi, soprano, executed a wide range of vocal dynamics while singing Francis Poulenc’s “Fêtes Galantes” from Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon at the first recital of the season last Thursday in the Hall of Christ.
Keenan’s drawing talents, along with past experience with horn playing and typing helped him advance to master sergeant, the top grade for enlisted men, in just over two years.
There are about 90 pianos on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, and there is one man who tunes all of them throughout the season. From music lessons, recitals and rehearsals to evening concerts, Robert Bussell, a 53-year-old piano technician of 33 years, works intensively and practically unnoticed throughout the summer. He shares his story of being the unknown artist.