Personal Interests

Recently, the U-M Law School has kindly provided a couple of opportunities for me to indulge my long-standing love for classical music. (I'm a former professional cellist).

Classical music goes to law school

In 2009-2010, a group of students organized the Classical Music Society (CMS) of the University of Michigan Law School. I serve as a faculty advisor to the CMS. To learn more about our activities, see:

Slide show and Audio: Here is a CMS performance of the first movement of Schubert's string quintet in C, Op. 163 that I gave with Law students Stephanie Yoshida, Ben Bodnar, and Alex Sarch, and visiting professor David Aaron, on February 22, 2011.

Music video: Here is a CMS performance of Beethoven's string quartet Op. 59 No. 1 that I gave with students Ben Bodnar, Nathan Simington, and Richard Kim, on November 20, 2009.

Chamber music evening series

During the 2007-2008 academic year, under the auspices of the Law School's "informal in-home seminar" program, I organized a series of chamber-music evenings including live performances involving faculty and students from the University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance, members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and me and other Law School faculty.

Here are notes I prepared for some of these performances:

  1. The invention of the string quartet: Haydn and Mozart (PDF)
  2. Brahms string sextets (PDF)
  3. Beethoven's early chamber music (PDF)
  4. Beethoven's middle and late string quartets (Op.59 no. 2, and Op. 132) (PDF)