For 40 years, Tom Di Nardo has covered the Philadelphia arts scene through his articles in the Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News. Tom recently published two new books: “Listening To Musicians”, a compilation of interviews and reflections on the conductors, musicians and artists associated with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and “Performers Tell Their Stories”, where Tom gets to share stories from his interactions with artists from the classical, jazz, opera, ballet, and pop worlds.
“Blades of Grass” by Romeo Cascarino
- Hosted by the Nelly Berman School of Music in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the “Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow” competition is open to participants in piano, strings, winds and brass, voice, and chamber music categories, with age ranges between 7 to 25, depending on the category. With over $10,000 in prizes and winners’ concerts at the Kimmel Center and West Chester University, the “Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow” competition is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians nationwide and a loving tribute to the late Nelly Berman’s legacy of music education. The application deadline has just been extended to January 6, and the age limits for the vocal and chamber music categories have been raised for applicants up to 25 years old. For more information, visit nbsmusic.com.
- I’d like to invite you to join me for my first live streaming video event on Thursday, December 22 at 5:30 pm eastern standard time, when I’ll be showcasing some of the amazing students from the Nelly Berman School of Music. We’ll get to interview them and hear them play some wonderful music. To watch the live video concert, visit and “like” ‘A Musical Life’ on Facebook.