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2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

2008-09-01 15:00:14

LEWISTON - A trio led by pianist-composer Danilo Perez, whom The New York Times called "one of the best things that happened to jazz around the turn of the millennium," will open the 2008-09 Bates College Concert Series Thursday, Sept. 11.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.