I've had a nasty cold for the last 2 weeks that is finally lifting so it's good to get back to practicing! Sadly I was not able to perform on Jason Charney's recital but soprano Kristin Newbegin came to the rescue and delivered a fabulous performance! I'll be keeping "How the Ginko Got Its Smell" in my music binder, though, so keep your eyes peeled for a future performance!
Very neat discussion of expeditions to the South Pole on NPR's Talk of the Nation program today. My favorite arctic explorer, Nansen, even gets a mention! Guests are Edward Larson, author of An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science and David Wilson, author of The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition.One of the things that drew me to the Fram expedition was the variety of disciplines that these explorers made strides in: biology, geography, photography, even global warming! I'll definitely be checking these books out.
You can listen to the program here.