Shortly after my "Airline Nightmare" story appeared in the Boston Globe, WestJet representative Robert Barron wrote a letter of explanation to the Globe. It is reprinted here, with my personal reactions injected. – PK Robert Barron - West Jet Customer Service Agent: First of all, I'd like to say to Mr. Katz that I'm sorry he had such an unpleasant experience flying with us. All of us at WestJet are very proud of our company and its caring culture so we take it personally when we hear people are unhappy with us. The second-last thing I would want to do is cause a guest any upset, but the very last thing I want to do is to jeopardize anyone's safety. While many airlines do permit musical instruments to fly in the cabin, [...]
FRANS HELMERSON November 15 2011 7 - 8:30 pm EST The Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson began his musical training with Guido Vecchi in Göteborg before moving on to study with Giuseppe Selmi in Rome and William Pleeth in London. Sergiu Celibidache and Mstislav Rostropovich also played a very influential role in his artistic development. In 1971 he won what is probably the most famous music prize for cellists, the Cassado Competition in Florence - the first of many other distinctions. Tours have taken him to other countries in Europe as well as to Japan, Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Frans Helmerson plays with many well-known orchestras and receives outstanding critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings. GARY HOFFMAN November 3 2011 7 - 10 pm EST [...]
We are proud to present a CelloBello live-streamed event! Join us on Thursday by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.org/blog/cellostream Ralph Kirshbaum Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-10 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) CelloBello is pleased to continue presenting master classes live, as it happens!
Pieter Wispelwey, Cello We are proud to present a CelloBello milestone - our first live-streamed event! Join us by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.org/blog/cellostream Pieter Wispelwey Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 3-6 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Repertoire: Bach Suites 1, 3 and 6. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, featuring cellist Tony Rymer. CelloBello is so pleased to be able to present this master class live, as it happens - our first in a planned series of streamed events!