I hope you’re finding ways to keep warm and optimistic during this sometimes challenging season. I’m discovering that a snowstorm is a fine time to delve into music, whether playing, singing, listening, writing a new online course or tuning into podcasts on musical subjects familiar and new.
I recently heard “Paul Simon’s Curious Mind” on the podcast series MTC (Meet the Composer). The show features his collaboration with the ensemble yMusic. It’s wonderful to listen to his songs reimagined with the added timbres of strings, flute, clarinet and trumpet—for me, unexpected musical self-care!