We are Three

It was an enchanting evening, awhile back, dark earlier, before the time change. That was Friday, February 23, before another weekend. Two sisters they were, violinist Johanna Mulfinger Lebo, cellist Sharon Mulfinger Gerber—two from a family of eleven children. But...
Falling into the Sublime

Falling into the Sublime

    Stephen Hough is a Renaissance man. He has the kind of genius we might expect to put things together in a surprising way. But that doesn’t mean we’re prepared for the surprise. Last Friday at the TCA concert, this celebrated British pianist took the...

To Calmus We Did Go

Somehow, they just seemed older than their youthful appearance. The four gray suits, white shirts and ties that matched the garnet red gown of the woman may have contributed to that. This was Calmus, who’d come here once before, in 2012. Unforgettable then, the...

With our next Tryon Concert Association’s event being Calmus Ensemble on December 12, 2017, I wanted to get board member Kym Mahnke’s take on what treats lie in store for us.  We sat down for a discussion, which I hope our bloggers will enjoy!  ...

A Place in Time

She took us, mesmerized and lost, to an ornate place it appeared she knew at another time—a child’s return. It was the sophisticated, opulent, intellectually and artistically cross-pollinated and supremely confident Paris of the Eiffel Tower before the fall into the...
Beginnings

Beginnings

Black satin; gold letters proclaiming its distinguished pedigree, time would tell what the noble figure on the TFAC stage, genderless and still, would become. It’s first run lay before it, the start of the TCA season, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Gwen Suesse entered the...