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In Tune: One of the best concerts we will ever give

On Sunday afternoon and evening, June 22, the Northwest Indiana Symphony and chorus is going to give one of best concerts we will ever give.

June 15, 2014 6:00 am

In Tune: 'The Titan Symphony'

Hello everyone! Our wonderfully successful season will be capped by performance of "Mahler's Symphony No. 1—The Titan"—on Friday evening, May 2.

April 27, 2014 6:00 am

In Tune: A wonderful concert for families

Dear readers,

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

IN TUNE: A wonderful concert for families

Our next Symphony concert is going to be a wonderful concert for families! It certainly will be a super concert for anyone who loves the piano or is studying the piano.

March 09, 2014 8:30 am

IN TUNE: The ultimate romantic date for Valentine's evening

Hello everyone and a Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you!

February 09, 2014 8:30 am

IN TUNE: Our joyous northwest celebration and tradition

Hello friends! Happy holidays to each and every one of you! I hope that I will be able to greet you all after the Holiday Pops concert this Thursday evening.

December 08, 2013 8:30 am
IN TUNE: Back by Popular Demand - Symphony Halloween Concert!

IN TUNE: Back by Popular Demand - Symphony Halloween Concert!

Here's wishing you a ghostly "BOO!" to start your Halloween season!

October 21, 2013 8:30 am

IN TUNE: Jugglers, Contortionists and Aerialist, Oh My!

I was wondering the other night what Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz would have thought of our upcoming concert CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE!

September 15, 2013 8:30 am

IN TUNE: Put away these dates for our summer concerts

This year we got lucky and with Easter still in our hearts and minds, we will have the opportunity to share this spiritual and uplifting piece of music with you.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Like the music in heaven

This year we got lucky and with Easter still in our hearts and minds, we will have the opportunity to share this spiritual and uplifting piece of music with you.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Just plumb crazy, or the most romantic man who ever lived?

Yep. Hector Louis Berlioz was either plumb crazy or they just do not make men like that anymore — regarding romancing a woman, that is.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

IN TUNE: My (and now your) favorite violin concerto

This Friday evening at the Auditorium at Bethel Church in Crown Point the Symphony will be performing my favorite violin concerto - the Korngold Violin Concerto. I am convinced that, after the concert, it will also be YOUR favorite violin concerto!

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

IN TUNE: My conversation with Santa and his crew

HOLIDAY GREETINGS EVERYONE!

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

IN TUNE: An open letter from John Lennon to the people of Northwest Indiana

Ladies and Gentlemen of Northwest Indiana:

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

A gleeful musical experience

"We are the Champions! We are the Champions!" will be our call out to you during our upcoming GLEE concert!

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Beethoven — A wild and crazy guy!

When I am working on a score of Beethoven, I often think of what Steve Martin would say about him. I think Steve would constantly be exclaiming, "he was a wild and crazy guy!!"

February 29, 2012 4:03 pm

IN TUNE: Clara Schumann — A Valentine's Day story

One would think that for our upcoming Valentines concert on Feb. 10, I would be writing about Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, or at least, some GUY. However, in writing about Valentine's Day and romantic music, I would like to bring to you the subject of an amazing woman.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am

IN TUNE: A spiritual tradition in Northwest Indiana

Last year, just before the Holiday Pops concert, a lovely lady said to me: " You know, Christmas just does not begin for any of us until we have come to this concert. We would never ever miss it. It is very special."

December 04, 2011 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Paying tribute to the man who died the same night as Stalin

It was the evening of March 5, 1953. Sergei Prokoviev, genius, world-class composer, brilliant pianist, good chess and tennis player, passed away.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

70 years old and still swingin'!

As I contemplate the commemoration of 10 years since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and the impact it has had on this generation of Americans, I am also very much contemplating the day of December 7th, 1941, and its own impact.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Disney in Concert a treat of sights, sounds

Hello and happy springtime!

May 15, 2011 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Building a community of young musicians

Greetings from Canada everyone!

April 03, 2011 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Come out and support NISO Youth Orchestra

Enjoy some beautiful music and support the NISO Youth Orchestra at their winter concert, held at the Hobart High School auditorium on February 20.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

IN TUNE: Musical roses for Valentine's day

When I worked for the St. Louis Symphony, I knew two people well -- Ben and Katherine Wells.

February 03, 2011 1:14 pm

'Holiday Pops' a concert for children of all ages

Christmas is about a child. A very important, essential child for many people in our western world whether they are from Latvia, France, Italy, Poland, Mexico or America.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am

On patriotism and finally becoming an American citizen

After having lived in the United States of America for most of my adult life, at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the Homeland Security Building in Chicago, I will finally be sworn in as an American citizen!

November 07, 2010 12:00 am

NISO season opens with gala at The Venue

As the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra begins its 69th season of sharing magnificent music with you, I send my very best greetings from the symphony players, the chorus members, and the youth orchestra members to all of you -- our valued patrons.

September 19, 2010 12:00 am

Sitting on Cole Porter's bed

There are many fascinating Hoosiers who have contributed much to the world -- from Gary-born astronaut Frank Borman to gifted people like David Letterman and James Dean.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am

Music provides 'Peace' during difficult times

When I was a little boy in Canada, I lived in a very small house right next to a mountain. Our house had a large trap door in the middle of the kitchen floor. Steep wooden steps led directly down to the concrete basement;  a huge, scary coal furnace; and cavernous coal-bin room.

March 14, 2010 12:00 am

NISO offers romance for Valentine's weekend

Next Sunday is Valentine's Day again! Where will YOU be on Saturday evening?  

February 07, 2010 12:00 am
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