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#3 of 7 – BERTOLOZZI 1985 STATE DEPT CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL

ÓBIDOS – July 20, 1985 Remember how I said southern Portuguese doesn’t sound like it reads? Óbidos is pronounced “HO-beech.” The “H” is a gutteral “CH sound as in “Bach.” Only the people who live in the area pronounce it this way; the attaché at the Embassy didn’t. When our English-speaking driver Carlos (KAR-loosh!) picked us up at the train station and… Read more →

#2 of 7 – BERTOLOZZI 1985 STATE DEPT CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL

LISBON My wife Sheila accompanied me on this tour as page turner/assistant for the concerts as she had in 1982’s European tour. We landed and went to our hotel. Though the whole itinerary was arranged from train tickets, buses, connections, lodging, ground transport, etc., we had to make a connection with the Embassy first. Asking for directions was a little daunting.… Read more →

#1 of 7 – BERTOLOZZI 1985 STATE DEPT CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL,

A 30th ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE OF JOSEPH BERTOLOZZI’S ORGAN CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL FOR THE US STATE DEPARTMENT – 1985-2015 When you play the organ, you usually don’t own your own instrument. You have to go somewhere to play and even to practice. So it’s natural to go out and try better and better instruments. It can lead one to the great cathedrals and concert halls… Read more →

“TRANCES & VISIONS” AT CHAUTAUQUA

Mark Robbins, Associate Principal Horn of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and organist Jared Jacobsen, performing on the 5,640 pipe Massey Memorial Organ, will perform Joseph Bertolozzi‘s Trances & Visions at The Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater 12:15pm on Wednesday, July 30 2014. www.chqtickets.com | (716) 357-6250 Gate Pass Required — Purchase at Main Gate Welcome Center. Read more →