For All The Ages

by Benjamin Pomerance You hear the children first. The adults stand there silently, yielding center stage to the voices of youth. And for the next 45 minutes, this is how the drama unfolds. In unison and in three-part harmonies, in Latin and in English, in dramatic crescendos and in plaintive subtleties, the children establish the […]

Beyond Mickey

by Benjamin Pomerance Yes — this is the piece with Mickey and the brooms. If there was ever a moment to give a classical composer contemporary immortality, it was the sight of Walt Disney’s beloved mouse grappling with an ever-expanding armada of water-carrying sweepers in the animated film Fantasia. Thus has been the fate of […]