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Lisa Hirsch
Attends Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu
Lives in California
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Learn to protect yourself! Take a class with me.
Not what we teach beginners. At Open Door Jujitsu, we offer two-week and six-week-self-defenses class and ongoing training in Dan Zan Ryu jujitsu. We teach self-defense to women, sexual minorities, people of color, and a...
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Wish I'd seen it at Glimmerglass.
There is a new recording, apparently only the second, of Robert Ward's The Crucible, an opera created only a few years after its source material, Arthur Miller's play of the same name, was published. The first recording was f...
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LACO season announcement.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 50th birthday next season. They are also looking for their next music director; Jeffrey Kahane has left that position after quite a few years. Here's the season, which has a go...
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Budding genius with too many ideas for his own good.
"Gus" Mahler I looked forward to the MTT/SFS semi-staged performance of Mahler's Das klagende Lied with great anticipation. While there were some darned good things about it - the orchestra's playing and the singing - I wo...
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We should have left sooner, or, better yet, passed entirely.
Not the production we saw today. We left after Act 2.
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Juanjo Mena steps in.
From the press release: Christoph von Dohnányi, upon the advice of his physician, cannot travel at this time due to the flu and has regretfully cancelled his engagement to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra, January 26-28. Co...
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Mattei sick, alas.
Cast change announcement from the Met, re tonight's Barbiere; bad news for people who bought tickets to see Peter Mattei (and who wouldn't buy a ticket to see Peter Mattei): Edward Parks and Maurizio Muraro will sing the rol...
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And of course SF Opera is more than welcome to steal these ideas from me, except I'm completely sure they've thought of all of this. In fact, if I were an executive at SFO, I might have wondered "WHY DIDN'T WE THINK OF THAT COMMISSION FIRST?"
One of the consequences of the changing of the guard at San Francisco Opera is the advent of a general director who is perfectly happy on social media and whose name is appearing on a monthly email newsletter to subscribers. ...
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Interesting news from Ojai!
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Okay, this is one of those good-news-bad-news posts, except that the bad news isn't that bad. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who had been scheduled to be Ojai's music director for 2020, will instead ...
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Second cast change in Met Carmen_.
From the Met, Sophie Koch withdraws from her upcoming Carmen performances (title role), owing to illness: Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19, and will si...
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Conlon: not happening in SF.
James Conlon's contract as Music Director of LA Opera has been renewed. The contract was going to expire next year, but will now run through the end of the 2020-21 season. LA's gain, San Francisco's loss. Now I can start drea...
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Seen at Davies.
Joshua Kosman has an excellent article in the Chron about symphony orchestras that are scheduling movie screenings enhanced by live performances of the film scores. He chats with orchestra administrators, conductor / composer...
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Technical writer, nidan, alto
Introduction
Technical writer, nidan, alto
Bragging rights
I have more Ring recordings than you do. On Blogger since Oct. 31, 2004. And I have my own jujitsu dojo.
Education
  • Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu
    Teach jujitsu, 7 - present
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Brandeis
  • Laurel Jujitsu
    1982
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Female
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Technical and Music Writer; Jujitsu teacher (Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu)
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California
Previously
Teaneck, NJ - Boston - Long Island - Waltham - Oakland
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