RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Kelly Ferjutz studied piano, organ, French horn and voice at high school and college, and music has been the strongest constant in her life so far. She is a busy freelance writer, editor and proof-reader in Cleveland, Ohio, writing about the arts for Music & Vision, Cool Cleveland and managing her own blog, Book Mechanic. She has written fiction and non-fiction in both long and short formats. Her books include Secret Shores, Windsong, Ardenwycke Unveiled and But Not For Love. On Valentine's Day 2009 a new category was added to her resume: photographer.
An Authentic Voice - Laura Kennelly visits Cleveland Ohio's latest opera company
Ask Alice - Whilst Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice is on holiday, Kelly Ferjutz steps in with a special feature about women conductors ...
Ask Alice - Whilst Alice is on holiday for two weeks, Kelly Ferjutz is Classical Music Agony Aunt
'The Cunning Little Vixen'
'Aloha, Mozart' by Waimea Williams
'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'
Christmas music from Mainstreet Brass. 'This lovely collection really does provide something for everyone ...'
'Dwynwen's Feast' by I H Smythe
Simon Keenlyside sings Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Orchestra
Undercroft Opera's 'La Traviata'
Music by Stephen Foster
John Sant'Ambrogio's 'The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony, and Other Stories'
A staged 'Così fan tutte' at Severance Hall in Cleveland
Kurt Masur conducts Richard Strauss. '... beautifully and confidently performed ...'
Jane Parker-Smith at the organ of St Gudula, Rhede
Jenny Setchell's book 'Organ-isms'
Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' in Cleveland
Apollo's Fire performs 'Dido and Aeneas'
Jim Lueers' 'Come to the Well'
Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th birthday
Early music from England and France
Kelly Ferjutz enjoys Dvorák's 'Rusalka'
Kelly Ferjutz reports on the induction of the Cleveland Orchestra
Not quite a review - but ...
Unusual performances of 'The Tales of Hoffmann'
Whilst Alice is on vacation, deputy Classical Music Agony Aunt Kelly Ferjutz writes about women composers
Questions about Mussorgsky and about living women composers, fielded by deputy Classical Music Agony Aunt Kelly Ferjutz
Kelly Ferjutz writes about her penultimate day at the 2007 West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Kelly Ferjutz is in awe of some of the musicians at the 2007 West Cork Chamber Music Festival
More chamber music from the south west of Ireland
Another day at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
More from Bantry House, West Cork, Ireland
Another day at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Kelly Ferjutz continues her reports from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Kelly Ferjutz prepares for a week of reports from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Kelly Ferjutz marks the end of an era in American classical music radio
'Der Rosenkavalier' by Richard Strauss
Kelly Ferjutz tells the story of Richard Waugh and his friend Charles Barr
Kelly Ferjutz delves further into Richard Wagner and the forthcoming symposium in Ohio
On the creation of an international Wagner symposium
Michael Levin's 'Settling the Score'
A spectacular version of Holst's 'The Planets' in Cleveland
Beethoven and Brahms from Pittsburgh
Ohio Light Opera's 'The Queen's Lace Handkerchief'
Thirty-six cellos, crazy musical terms, guilty pleasures and musical choices, with deputy agony aunt Kelly Ferjutz
Two productions from Ohio Light Opera
Whilst Alice is away on vacation, Kelly Ferjutz fields replies to her correspondence as Classical Music Agony Aunt
A backstage view of the orchestra
Kelly Ferjutz remembers Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's visit to Cleveland
A semi-staged Verdi's 'Falstaff' in Cleveland
A concert by Liza Grossman and Cleveland's Contemporary Youth Orchestra
Lorin Maazel's orchestral transcription of 'The Ring'
Kelly Ferjutz enjoys the tale of Luciano Pavarotti's rise to fame
A new CD from The 5 Browns. '... charming, vivacious, passionate and gorgeously performed.'
'Conductors in Conversation' by Jeannine Wagar
One-act operas by Mozart and Salieri
Schumann's 'Scenes from Faust' in Cleveland
James Gaffigan conducts the Cleveland Orchestra
A short story
Peter Shaffer's play 'Amadeus'
Whilst Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice is on holiday, Kelly Ferjutz steps in with a special feature about women conductors ...
Kelly Ferjutz was at the Cleveland International Piano Competition
Whilst Alice is on holiday for two weeks, Kelly Ferjutz is Classical Music Agony Aunt
Lyric Opera Cleveland's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
Die Fledermaus and The White Horse Inn at Ohio Light Opera
She Loves Me!
Lyric Opera Cleveland's Barber of Seville
Kelly Ferjutz listens to the second of two special concerts in which Pierre Boulez conducts the Cleveland Orchestra
Kelly Ferjutz reports on Boulez in Cleveland on 29 April 2005
Music by Henri Dutilleux
Kelly Ferjutz sees Red in Cleveland
Beethoven, Berg and others in Cleveland and New York
An organ and brass holiday celebration in Cleveland, USA
Carols for brass. '... simply superb.'
Humperdinck's opera 'Hansel and Gretel' in Cleveland
Alice McVeigh's 'Ghost Music'
A preview, of sorts, of the Cleveland Orchestra's four-city, three festival visit
Kelly Ferjutz enjoys Alice McVeigh's musical novel
'Così fan tutte' at Lyric Opera Cleveland
Lyric Opera Cleveland's 'Mikado'
Lyric Opera Cleveland's production of 'Little Women'
Kelly Ferjutz previews Lyric Opera Cleveland's thirty-first season
Kelly Ferjutz reviews the Anne Frank double bill at Cleveland Opera
Kelly Ferjutz previews a Cleveland Opera double bill which honours the event
Strauss's 'Elektra' in Cleveland on 20 May 2004