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Maestro Andrey Boreyko. (Photo credit: Richard de Stoutz)

Revisiting Górecki Part 3: An interview with Maestro Andrey Boreyko

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 11, 2014 — For the third and final article in our “Revisiting Górecki” series (see Part 1 here, and Part 2 here), we discuss the music of Górecki, new music in the 21st century, and the challenges of conducting it all with Maestro Andrey Boreyko. Mr. Boreyko currently serves as music

Einsiedeln's mysterious Black Madonna (Photo: Bob Taylor)

Einsiedeln, Switzerland’s mysterious Black Madonna

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland, March 29, 2014 – For more than ten centuries, pilgrims from all over the world have journeyed to pay homage to the Black Madonna in the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Yet for traditional travelers, Einsiedeln goes largely unknown. The mysterious black statue which resides in the center of Einsiedeln’s monastery is clad in


Swiss artist Hans Erni is still creating at 105

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND, February 1, 2014 – When Switzerland says, “Happy Birthday” to its most beloved living artist, Hans Erni, on the 21st of February, his sister. Maria Strebi-Erni, will be celebrating with him. Nothing unusual in that until you consider that Hans Erni will be 105 years old and sMaria is two years older than her