My Sister’s Book

Here was a link to my sister’s book, but since she is actively defying my father’s wishes and trying to exclude Stephanie’s family from their rightful share of his meager estate, I have removed the link.

Patrick’s “An Interview with Myself”

With thanks to Hilary Burrage and her approval, here is Patrick’s Interview with Myself from the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation web site.

During  my tenure as Director Artístico of the Deià Festival in Mallorca between 1978 and 2008, every year, about the time the concerts were to begin, at least once and often several times, someone from the newspapers, radio, and TV requested an interview.  We were always grateful for the resultant publicity, but almost never were the questions asked truly relevant. Continue reading “Patrick’s “An Interview with Myself””

Patrick’s Final Concert Notes

Patrick’s Final Concert – Notes

In 2008, three years after Stephanie passed away, Patrick retired from his role as artistic director of the International Music Festival of Deia.

Thanks to Suzy, here are the concert notes he included in that final program under his tenure.

Trini, Suzy and I read these remarks (in Mallorquin, Spanish, and English) to the memorial concert audience.

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Farewell on Sullivan Street 1960 (by Patrick)

we won’t let you go!
tackling me at the knees.

gretchen is laughing
at this new game with daddy.
jennifer is older and cries
her mother’s panicked eyes
telling her it’s no joke

with my books bundled in twenties
i lash myself down the stairs,
toss them into the vw bug and drive mari
to our roach-infested
love nest.

tenth street is a bongo jungle
where we live in sweet rhythmic sin,
joy swirling behind us
as we race toward the tawdry
end so surely up the road.

their arms hobble me yet,
though i now bundle my years
by the quarter century
and still await, with dread,
the accumulating tears.

Deya 2006