The great Low Library of Columbia University campus, where the NEA Classical Music & Opera Arts Journalism Institute took place.
Our gateway to Columbia Journalism School -- with cafe.
"J" School entry.
Suzanne Hassler reports to work.
Dorothy Parker reports to work.
Sunday matinee at City Ballet.
Two concerts at the New York Philharmonic.
A surprising seat plaque greeted our eyes at Avery Fisher Hall. Mrs. Kennedy had been in the house. Colleague Bret McCabe snapped this.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's spectacular Harvey Theater, where I saw Ralph Lemon dance company.
DEB @ BAM.
Deb & choreographer/girlfriend Naomi Goldberg @ BAM.
Melissa Davis [Seattle Times editor] and friend.
Three ladies await our Carnegie Hall tour.
Andras & Debra, Carnegie Hall
Tremble to consider those who have trod these floorboards. We were seated in a box, similar to that of Mrs. Astor, known as "the human chandelier."
Carnegie Hall, spiritual.
How to describe Gino, our Carnegie Hall tour guide? Here he chats with the group in Zankel Hall, the underground concert hall where Carnegie Cinema once stood. The subway rumbles nearby.
Metropolitan Opera wigmaker and make-up man.
Before the show ... if you can call Boris Gudunov a "show."
Elegant Brooklyn Academy of Music
In the BAM art gallery.
Chow hounds at BAM. We were well fed.
Lovely fellows Sophia [Des Moines], Christian [San Diego], and Dana [New Haven] at BAM dinner.
Rebecca [Los Angeles], Matt [Jackson Hole, WY], and Susan [Boston] at cool French brasserie, Alouette.
Sandy and David [Madison] and Brent [Burlington, VT] sip and chew.
Suzanne [Urbana, IL], Natasha [Portland], Dana [Boston] and Pam [San Diego] dine on our last evening out together.
Christian [San Diego], Melissa [Seattle] and Angela [Richmond VA] suffer through a delicious French menu at a cool resto that could have been in Paris.
Our fearless leaders who did everything possible to give us a fantastic experience.
Anya Grundmann, Joseph Horowitz, Andras Szanto
Baby carriage parking lot outside a family restaurant on Broadway. The kids in NYC were so cute!
A city that loves music.