Music that stops time …

There is SO much great music. There is music to touch every imaginable human emotion, and even subtle variances of these emotions. There is music that one person can appreciate as a tragic piece, but another can feel triumph in the same chords. There are many works that transverse the complete psychological plane, from the…

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Half-way there!

We stand at the half-way point of MCCMF 2015! A very typical “festival” scene unfolds rounds me … I sit in the green room (our church library transformed) while the great Rudolf Haken practices, preparing for tonight’s performance, during my blog entry. I love this! This week of music making! It’s been spectacular, so far,…

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The Language of Heartbreak …

“An aged man is a paltry thing …” Then what of a woman most mature, Sir William? The coming of this year’s Michigan City Chamber Music Festival is colliding with me on numerous emotional fronts. First, but not primarily, its perhaps, smugly, titled theme, “Hidden Gems and Treasured Favorites”, does grant me, the principal programmer,…

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The music still rings …

I remember this feeling… The morning after opening night of the MCCMF, my body still vibrates with motives of the previous night. In this case, Brahms’ opus 111 string quintet. The sixteenth note/quarter repeated rhythmic pattern seems to have infected every aspect of my being this early Sunday morning, and it love averything about it!…

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Are We There Yet?

“Better than the deed, better than the memory … ANTICIPATION!” I know from experience that this timeless quote from expert pinsman, “Jacques”, just ain’t true. At least when I’m talking about the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF). I offer this humble “Artistic Director’s Journal”, as a record of all the beloved moments from my…

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Love’s Labour Found …

The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF) is special. It’s, well … different. The MCCMF musicians are special. They’re …. yeah, different. Sure, five of us solo on Grammy nominated albums. Oh yeah, one of us has an album on Grammophone Magazine’s “Top Ten of the Year” list. ALL our performers are world-class players. But…

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A FestivALL for the Rest of ALL…

Sorry, George Costanza, for the crude paraphrase, but I tend to get a bit giddy this time of year. You see, starting every second Saturday of August, is a musical event that has captivated audience members of Northwest Indiana for 13 years. The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival. I’ll be checking in over the next…

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Learn More About Nic Orbovich

Nic Orbovich is Artistic Director/Violin, Michigan City Chamber Music – Chancel Choir Director, 1st Presbyterian Church, Michigan City, IN and Principal 2nd Violin, South Bend Symphony (IN) Check back often as more content will be added in the next few weeks. Don’t miss all the activities of the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival in August.…

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