Beginning before any of our quartet members has awakened, there is the Series of Nightmares After a (the previous) Day of Gigs including traditional gig fare such as Pachelbel's Canon (which in the minor key sounds like the opening of Mahler #1), Handel's Hornpipe from the Water Music, Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, and Massenet's Meditation from Thais, as well as remnants from the previous day's bar mitzvah and subsequent party, all of which conspire at the end to crash a cocktail party. Keep reading...Tweet
2017 Cooper Competition, sponsored by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra. They are:Three finalists were announced Wednesday, as well as 4th, 5th and 6th place laureates, in the
Each of the three finalists will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cleveland's Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra, with Jahja Ling conducting. The concert will be broadcast live on Cleveland's WCLV 104.9 FM and streamed live on the Internet. Keep reading...
I took a seat on the city bus with my new violin in its case. I’m 68 years old and I’m on my way to my first violin lesson. I’m excited. I’ve been down a lot of roads in my life, and this is a first. That’s important. At my age, anytime something comes up that is a first – it’s a big deal.
A young guy was sitting next to me. He looked up from his cellphone and saw my violin case.
“What orchestra are you with?”
“Um…. excuse me?”
“That’s a violin, right?”
“So what orchestra do you play in? Oregon Symphony?”
“Well, actually I’m on my way to my first lesson.” Keep reading...Comments (11)
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