Basil Considine

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Music on Top of a Landfill

There’s a lecture that I give to my world music students called “Music on the Edge of a Junkyard”. This title sounds nicer than the more literal rendition, which would be “Music on the...

Away She Goes

Away She Goes

One of my former students, Chelsea Basler-Aston, is singing the role of Papagena in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. This new English adaptation of the classic Mozart opera includes a new...


“The Dream @ 50” Flash Mob in Boston

Flash mobs of the musical and dancing variety are one of those things that most people are quite startled but happy to run into. Once in a while, there’s actually advance warning of them...